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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Great Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2NL

RE Ofsted

The school received a Section 48 inspection in February 2019 which graded the school as grade 1 (outstanding) for the high quality Religious Education we deliver in class and grade 1 (outstanding) for the Catholic life of the school.  

"Pupils’ achievement and attainment across all key stages is outstanding. Pupils’ confident use of religious vocabulary is a real strength."

"Pupils demonstrate exemplary attitudes to their learning; these attitudes make a significant contribution to the rapid and sustained progress they make. They demonstrate a real thirst for learning and enjoy religious education lessons."

"Teaching across all key stages is outstanding and never less than good.  They plan and deliver lessons which are inspiring, engaging and creative. They create a positive environment in which all can learn."

"Religious education is at the core of this vibrant Catholic school."

"The strong partnership with parents, the parish and the diocese contribute significantly to the Catholic life of the school. Parents are overwhelmingly positive in their praise of the school."

"The dynamic head teacher and his team are passionate in their leadership and ambition for the school. They are excellent witnesses to the mission statement of this outstanding Catholic community."