Last week, the children in KS2 were sorted into four houses: Fedelta (Faithfulness), Kebaikan (Kindness), Armastus (Love), Maluhia (Peace). They will receive House Points for high achievement, great progress, exceptional effort, and exemplary conduct.
As well as gaining House Points throughout the school day, the children will be able to compete in mini-tournaments and competitions throughout the year. There is a House Cup trophy for the school champions at the end of the year.
This week we received the SAT results for Year 6. We are delighted with them. They are a testament to the talent and dedication of the pupils and staff. A huge thank you goes to everyone who has taught and supported this cohort over the years. Congratulations to Mr Morrell, Darcie and Mr Scott for all of their hard work this year, and to Mr Henshaw, Mr Crowley and Mrs White who also helped them prepare for the tests. 97% of children achieving an ‘expected’ level in mathematics, reading and writing (compared to the national average of 59%) is a wonderful outcome.
No school can achieve these results without parental support and we thank all the parents who have worked in partnership with the school throughout their time here.
Well done to everyone in Class 6 for their excellent Leavers’ Service. It was wonderful to hear all their memories, thanks and prayers. They’ve enjoyed reflecting on their experiences at Cathedral School over the past few years and it is safe to say that they will all take away special memories of their time here.
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.
The end of year show was an absolute triumph. Mr Scott, Janet and Brenda worked incredibly hard with Class 6 and they all produced a show which will be remembered for a long time, we are sure. We would like to thank all the staff for their various roles during the busy week, and particularly our premises manager Steve who has been busy for weeks because of this production.
As well as the parents of Year 6 for their support, we thank the Year 4 and Year 5 parents who supported the show during their two respective nights dropping off and collecting in the evenings. The children were amazing and there is no other primary school who could put together a show of this quality in just a half term. If you missed the show, watch this one-minute trailer and buy a DVD!
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).
This has been an extraordinary week at Cathedral School, with the discovery of only the fourth dragon egg found in the last hundred years in the playground. The video below best explains the goings-on.
As well as this marvellous find, on Thursday, Miss Campbell arranged for Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler to visit the school. Jan and Sara are a writing partnership with over two hundred books to their name. They’ve written about ‘gargoylz’, dinosaurs, ghosts, football, ghosts playing football, Tudor spies, time-travelling pirates and pets from space!
They were hugely complimentary about the school and the excellent engagement of all our
Book Day itself was a hugely fun day, with older classes hearing younger classes read, mystery teacher readers and, of course, costumes. It was very lovely to see many dragons in amongst the usual favourites. We thank Miss Campbell for organising such a successful and memorable week.
Well done Class 3 for leading Candlemas in the Cathedral so professionally on Wednesday. The prayers and reflections were very thoughtful and your confidence shone through. A fantastic first Cathedral service!
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.
The school held its Spanish Day today. Miss Bowen organised lots of exciting activities, a Spanish lunch and Flamenco Dancing.
Danielle, the visiting Flamenco teacher said:
I have been teaching Flamenco in schools for 25 years, and my day at The Cathedral School has been one of the most enjoyable of my career. The staff were supportive of me and all the pupils, and the children were exceptionally focussed and willing to go outside their comfort zone, being taught in Spanish how to dance Flamenco. I was able to teach in 30 mins what would take me an hour to teach in other schools. Bravo and Ole!
What a great day! Thank you to Miss Bowen for making it very memorable and to parents for assisting children finding their costumes.
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