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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley


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Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in April 2015 when we were delighted to be judged outstanding in all areas.

Here are some quotes from the report:

  • Children get an exceptionally good start to their education in the early years classes where they develop skills especially well.
  • Pupils make extremely rapid progress in reading, writing and mathematics as they move through the school.
  • Teachers’ excellent subject knowledge enables them to move pupils forward quickly in their learning.
  • Pupils’ behaviour in and around school is exemplary. They are extremely enthusiastic about their learning and proud of their school.
  • Pupils feel very safe in the caring and nurturing environment provided by the school.
  • Under the calm, purposeful leadership and drive of the headteacher, the school has continued to improve over recent years.
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is especially strong.

You can read the full report below:

A Review of Anti-Bullying Practice in Schools

In September 2011, our school was included in Ofsted's 2011/12 survey inspection programme reviewing anti-bullying practice in schools. You can read their summary of our school below:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Religious Education Inspection

Our last RE Inspection was in September 2018 when our provision for RE was once again judged to be outstanding.

Some findings from the report included:

  • The school leaders and governors make the promotion of the Catholic Life of the school their highest priority.
  • All pupils experience a rich and effective Catholic education.
  • Due to the vision of the headteacher and deputy headteacher, the subject of Religious Education is highly valued in the school and is seen as 'a subject like no other'.
  • Pupils make very good progress in Religious Education and for many pupils this progress is outstanding.
  • The uplifting and vibrant prayer life of the school sustains the whole community.
  • The school’s links with the parish are very strong.

You can read the full report below: