St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary and Nursery graded Outstanding in Denominational Inspection

Celebrating the Outstanding grade

St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery in Ramsgate has received an Outstanding grading in its Denominational Inspection.

The school was previously graded as Good.

The Denominational Inspection evaluates the Catholic life of the school, its Religious Education and Collective Worship.

Headteacher Simon Marshall said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the outstanding grading. There have been a lot of changes over the last three years and staff have gone above and beyond for the children.

“The report states we are a ‘Beacon for Catholic education,’ which I was immensely proud to read. The children live out our values of Inclusion, Knowledge and Thoughtfulness daily in school; it is a privilege to be leading such an amazing school.

“There is much to celebrate and be proud of in this report and the inspectors found that ‘St Ethelbert’s is a supportive, welcoming and joyful community, which has a profound and visible effect on the spiritual and moral development of all pupils at St Ethelbert’s. The school environment is alive with celebrations of the glory of God.”

The number of pupils currently on roll is 210, at full capacity, with an additional 20 pupils attending either half day or full day nursery provision.

Claire Turner, Chair of Governors, added: “The report is testament to all the hard work that has been put in by the headteacher, deputy headteacher, staff, governors and pupils. It has been a real team effort with everybody playing their part and I am absolutely elated that the school has been acknowledged as an Outstanding Catholic School.

“On behalf of the Governing body I offer my congratulations to the staff for their hard work and dedication, coupled with the hard work of the pupils, this result reflects the effort everyone has put in.”

Find the full report here:

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