We had our last Ofsted inspection in February 2012, which resulted in the best report we have ever received. Catmose College is one of a very small number of schools nationally to have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade in each of the four categories and overall.
The report made a particular point of praising the work that we do to ensure that our students not only achieve excellent examination results but are also very well rounded individuals. The inspector’s comments regarding the excellent relationships between staff and students particularly stood out. He wrote:
“Learning is also aided by the students’ outstanding behaviour and the maturity students show in terms of staying safe and helping one another in their work. The College values all individuals and nurtures their unique talents. As a result, students develop into mature and thoughtful citizens, able to cope effectively with challenges.”
He went on to say:
“The College’s commitment to inclusion is therefore strong, and all aspects of the College’s work are subject to rigorous, ongoing evaluation, so that the College’s motto, ‘equal value, outstanding progress,’ is a reality here.”
We are not complacent however, believing that continuous improvement is the only way to ensure that we are continuing to provide the best possible service for our students.
Following Ofsted’s visit to the College on 8 October 2020, we are pleased to include their letter here. The purpose of Ofsted visiting schools at this time is to review how schools are managing the return to full education for students, following an extended break in formal schooling due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. No inspection judgements are made from the visits.