ST Modwen’s Catholic Primary School has been judged to be outstanding in providing religious education to its pupils.
The Belvoir Road, Burton, school was given the highest ranking in the most recent inspection by representatives from the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
This good news arrives after the school was told it needed to make improvements in an Ofsted inspection at the end of last year. A recent monitoring inspection found that action had been taken to improve the site since the inspection took place.
In his report, inspector Edward Byrne said: “The school’s judgements about its effectiveness, and judgements about collective worship and Catholic life of the school, are securely reliable.”
He added that the school had maintained its high standard of education children in religion, despite a shift in senior staffing in recent years.
“Pupils leave St Modwen’s equipped with excellent foundations, knowledge and a love of their faith,” the inspector said.
Headteacher Adamda Newbold said she was delighted with the positive assessment of the school’s provision. She added: “We are proud to be described as an excellent Catholic school. The report recognises the hard work of the teaching staff in ensuring that pupils achieve well.
“We are extremely pleased that the report confirms our view that the provision for Catholic Life and collective worship is outstanding.
“The inspector saw the impeccable standard of children’s behaviour and their excellent attitudes around school. We agree with him that the children are a credit to the whole community.”
St Modwen’s is in the midst of a period of great change, as plans are well under way to move pupils to new buildings on land off Tutbury Road in Outwoods. Initial work has already taken place on the site and the new buildings are set to be opened to children from Easter 2014.
In the meantime, a temporary classroom is to be erected at the existing site to accommodate extra children taken in.