Sheffield’s OFSTED Success

One local primary school has been awarded outstanding in all areas by the education standard organisation OFSTED this month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy was inspected on the 10th and 11th January this year and was first announced as outstanding earlier this month.

The school, which caters to 473 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 11-year-old is based in the Hallam area of Sheffield, first opened in 1974 and was expanded in 2009. The current head teacher of the school, Fiona Rigby, has been praised in the report for providing ‘truly exceptional leadership.’ This is the first time the school has been inspected by OFSTED.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families said: “It’s wonderful to see schools across the city making such huge improvements and providing our children with fantastic education and support, ensuring that every child is able to achieve their full potential.”

Congratulations to the staff, pupils and the local community for helping the school achieving this fantastic rating.

Emilie Jennings

Journalism Student

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