English Martyrs Catholic Primary School
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School


Ofsted Inspection

Our last Ofsted Inspection was in November 2016. This was a ‘short inspection’ carried out since we were judged to be a good school during our last full inspection in December 2011.

Once again, we were judged to be a good school.

Comments from the inspection report included:

  • The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
  • Pupils’ work and displays show improvements to the curriculum.
  • Pupils use mathematics and ICT much more than previously, which was an area for improvement reported at the time of the school’s previous inspection.
  • Most parents would recommend the school to others.
  • Governance has improved well since the previous inspection.
  • There is a strong commitment to improving pupils’ academic and personal development. Leaders, staff and governors make an excellent contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • This is a successful and inclusive school which embraces diversity and a respect for all children and families, whatever their backgrounds, cultures or circumstances.
  • Standards are above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of key stages 1 and 2.
  • Educational visits and visitors, drama, music and the creative arts are strong features of the school’s curriculum.

You can read the full report below:

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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.

RE Inspection

Our last Religious Inspection, conducted by the Archdiocese of Birmingham under Section 48 of the Education Act, was in January 2017. In this inspection the school was judged good with some outstanding features.

Some quotes from the inspection report were:

  • The Catholic life of English Martyrs is good with several outstanding features.
  • Driven by the strong leadership of the headteacher, the school has created an excellent, reflective and aesthetically pleasing environment that promotes Catholic values and beliefs.
  • The Eucharist is at the heart of the school and the prayer life of the school is good.
  • The provision and outcomes for pupils in religious education is good with many outstanding elements.
  • Leaders of the school have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development.

You can read the full report below: