St Bonaventure's still a good school - Ofsted

March 24 2017

St. Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School in Egerton Road has received it’s latest report from Ofsted and has been highly praised for the school’s commitment to educating the ‘whole child’.

St. Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School in Egerton Road has received it’s latest report from Ofsted and has been highly praised for the school’s commitment to educating the ‘whole child’.

Margaret Dickensen, Ofsted Inspector, reported that: “This school continues to be good. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your senior leaders have a clear vision for the quality of education that St Bonaventure’s will provide for its pupils. 

“During my discussions with senior leaders, formal and informal, and during our visits to classrooms, what came over was a strong commitment to do the very best for your pupils. Leaders, staff and governors place clear emphasis on nurturing pupils’ wider personal development as well as their academic well-being.”

Ofsted singled out the need for more groups to make above-average progress, particularly in writing and mathematics. 

St Bonaventures have implemented a revised approach, brought in to improve pupils’ progress so that pupils make consistently good progress from the end of Reception to the end of Year 2, especially those who have some catching up to do in key stage 1.