We were found to offer Outstanding provision in every category in 2014
Ofsted graded STJHV outstanding because:
The headteacher, school leaders and governors have very high expectations of staff and pupils. This has led to all pupils’ outstanding attainment in English and mathematics, which is significantly above the national average at Key Stages 1 and 2.
Teachers and support staff are highly trained and supported to extend their knowledge and skills. They constantly strive to do their best and, as a result, teaching is consistently outstanding.
Many children in the Early Years Foundation Stage achieve a good level of development, particularly in developing their communication and language skills by the time they leave Reception.
Pupils are exceptionally motivated and eager to learn and are unreservedly polite and caring of one another. Their behaviour is exemplary.
Excellent personal, spiritual, moral social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins pupils’ exemplary behaviour. Pupils feel extremely safe at school.
Systems to manage staff performance are rigorous and are explicitly linked to securing pupils’ rapid progress in English and mathematics.
Middle leaders (those often responsible for subjects or aspects of the school) monitor the quality of teaching and the progress pupils make in their subjects extremely well.
The school is committed to encouraging pupils and their families to learn together, and the emphasis on home learning supports their excellent progress.
The wide variety of topic themes and activities provided, including the after-school clubs and visits, ensure that pupils develop skills in a broad range of subjects and are very well prepared for their next stage of education.
The governing body robustly holds the school to account for its performance and the management of its finances, and ensures that safeguarding is maintained to the highest standards.