Section 48 Report

This is a statutory inspection which all Church schools must have. Our Diocese provides the inspectors. They will look at everything to do with the Catholic character of the school, including leadership, religious education, worship, moral and spiritual development, and links with local Catholic community.

Inspectors will observe lessons and acts of worship, talk to staff and pupils, analyse data and discuss emerging issues with senior managers. The inspection culminates in a written report that the governors will send to you.

The overall purpose of this Catholic School inspection (also known as Section 48) is to answer the question: 'How distinctive and effective is the school as a Catholic school?'

The inspection and ensuing report comment on and grade three areas of school life:

  • Catholic Life and Mission 
  • Religious Education
  • Collective Worship (Prayer and Liturgy)