OFSTED Reports

Our Most recent OFSTED Report November 2015

We are delighted with the result of the school’s recent OFSTED inspection: Brownedge is a good school in all areas.

An overwhelming number of parents endorsed the school through the OFSTED online survey saying how safe and well taught their children are at the school.  Good teaching, challenging problems and diligent marking ensure that students are eager to learn, achieve well and are proud of their school.  High quality care and support, and a family atmosphere promote a high level of attendance and a good standard of behaviour. Students enthusiastically involve themselves in a rich variety of sporting, dramatic and musical activities.

“We are so pleased that OFSTED has seen the fantastic achievements of our pupils, their determination to work hard and succeed, and the dedication of their teachers.  The inspectors confirmed just how good our school really is – we’re thrilled!”

Head Teacher, Nicola Oddie

Read the report for yourself following the link below

OFSTED Report November 2015

Our Most recent Diocesan Report November 2014

Diocesan Inspection Report 17th November 2014

OFSTED Report January 2014

Ofsted Report January 2014



Main Findings from OFSTED May 2011

Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School is a good school. Some features of the school’s work are outstanding, notably the students’ contribution to the school and wider community and the extent to which students feel safe. Students express real pride in their school and the very large majority of parents report they are happy with their child’s experience. One parent summed up the ethos of the school when she commented in the inspection questionnaire, ‘There is a strong sense of mutual respect… I would not wish my child to be in any other school.’

Attainment at the end of Key Stage 4 is above average, which represents good progress from students’ broadly average starting points on entry into school. This is due to the good quality teaching, care, guidance and support that students receive. The school sets ambitious targets and, most of the time, achieves them. The school has met all its Specialist School targets and the specialism is being used well to harness students’ positive attitudes to learning and enhance their drive and ambition to succeed.

Through good and effective self-evaluation processes, senior managers, staff and the governing body have a very clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development and good plans are firmly in place to tackle any areas that need improvement. For example, last year, for the first time, boys achieved markedly less well than girls. The school took immediate action to remedy this by a series of strategic interventions. Whilst this is an example of swift and decisive evaluation and review, there are other aspects of the school that are not monitored in such a sophisticated manner. For example, some policies and procedures are not reviewed with enough regularity to have the greatest impact.

Middle leaders play a key role in school improvement. However, the school would benefit from further developing their roles in order that they become more accountable for whole-school outcomes.

Improving student attainment and progress, good self-evaluation, combined with the strong and highly-adaptable leadership team, highly committed staff, supportive parents and carers and a clearly focused school improvement plan, indicate that the school provides good value for money and has good capacity to improve further.

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