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“Pupils at St Benedict’s are happy, confident and enjoy school.”
“All pupils feel safe.”


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is both independent and impartial. By law, it must inspect schools with the aim of providing information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account.

Their role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students.

Schools judged to be ‘satisfactory’ are inspected every three years. Those judged to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ are inspected once in any five-year period. The inspection lasts between one and two days and schools will receive only one or two days’ notice prior to the inspection.

St Benedict's had an Ofsted inspection in March 2020, a copy of the report can be accessed below.