St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

Inspections

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Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in May 2018 when we were judged to continue to be a good school.

Here are a few of the many positives written within the report:

  • The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your unrelenting commitment to ensuring that pupils experience an enjoyable, memorable and worthwhile time at St. Philip’s is plain to see.
  • You have created a vibrant culture where learning is exciting, teaching is effective and pupils thrive.
  • Staff are dedicated and put a lot of effort into creating a calm, purposeful learning environment where pupils are well cared for.
  • Teacher’s use their secure subject knowledge to plan meaningful activities that contribute well to pupils’ progress and personal development.
  • Pupils make good gains in their learning and typically achieve well over time.
  • Pupils enjoy coming to school because teachers help them to see a real purpose for their learning. The behave very well in lessons and work hard.
  • Pupils believe that school is a safe place because they have adults that care about them.

You can read the full report 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.

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Religious Education Inspection

St. Philip's was inspected as part of the Diocesan Section 48 inspection in November 2018 and we were delighted that our school was judged to be a very good Catholic school with an outstanding Catholic life.

Here are some quotes from the report:

  • Provision for pupils’ emotional development is outstanding.
  • Excellent role models provided by the staff facilitate a culture of trust.
  • A very dedicated headteacher, supported by a deeply committed senior leadership team and knowledgeable governors ensure that all areas of Catholic Life, Religious Education and worship are passionately led and effectively monitored.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary during all worship and they participate enthusiastically.
  • The school values the culturally diverse backgrounds of all pupils and the richness that this brings to the school.

You can read the full report below: