We are extremely proud to share with you the official report from our recent OFSTED inspection that took place on December 7th and 8th 2022.
The school has been graded “Outstanding” in all areas. This fantastic outcome is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, the support of our parents and governors and our wonderful pupils.
Please take the time to read the report by clicking here. We are delighted with the report and feel it is a true reflection of Cathedral School. The current Ofsted framework is extremely challenging, with only 18% of outstanding schools retaining their outstanding judgement following an inspection.
The inspectors were extremely complimentary when verbally reporting back to senior staff, governors and representatives from the local authority and diocese; saying that it was ‘an honour and a privilege’ to have inspected the school. A representative from Southwark Council said she had never heard such positive feedback from OFSTED in her whole career as a School Improvement Partner.
Please enjoy reading the report and thank you all again for your support during the inspection.
Year 6 achieved superb results in their final exams – with 97% attaining ‘expected’ in all the core subjects (compared to a national level of 59%.) The percentage of ‘greater depth’ was also exceptional – with 67% of our children achieving this high level in reading, compared to the 27% national average. Please note that these national averages are taken from the last available year (2019).
The Christmas Service was held at the Cathedral last week and was a lovely occasion. Year 5 led superbly and their production, ‘Christmas Praise’, was a triumph. Years 2-6 supported them so well with their singing and the younger years performed very confidently. Well done to everybody involved.
On Thursday, the school (Y2 upwards) took part in a mock election. Four members of Year 6 researched the policies of the four political parties representing Bermondsey and Old Southwark and presented them to the school.
There were five rounds of questioning: Education, a safer UK, a more prosperous UK, healthcare and the issue of the UK’s impending departure from the EU.
The representatives were fantastic, on top of their briefs and explained complex issues really well for the younger
children. Year 6 were given 5 posters for each for political party and placed them round the school.
In the afternoon, the school went to the polls with a mock ballot slip for this constituency. Year 6 counted the votes and aimed to beat Sunderland’s 48 minute record in 2015.
The Liberal Democrats won 46% of the whole school vote. Class by class, they also were the largest party in all but one of the classes. In that class, the Brexit Party received the most votes.
The whole school results are included in the gallery. It was a very worthwhile exercise as we further explored the British value of democracy.
Thank you to all parents who visited our DT exhibition as part of Parents’ Evening. The exhibition was a celebration of our recent DT Challenge where each child had to design and make a moving animal. It was wonderful to see so many children proudly sharing their hard work. Please see school blog and individual class blogs for more photos.
This morning we thought about the Fruits of Friendship with God. We reflected on each fruit and every pupil decided which quality they would try to embody today. A child chose a prayer from the self-control page.
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