Diocesan Canonical Inspection Report

Catholic schools, as part of the mission of the Church, are challenged by the Gospel to affirm their pupils’ basic goodness, to promote their dignity and to develop their gifts to the full.

Schools are challenged to educate people to live responsibly for the fullness of life that God wills for each of us.

The most recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection of our school took place in 2018. The full report can be accessed by clicking on the document below:

We were rated overall as GOOD overall

Saint Benedict CVA DCI Report – 2018

“The overall effectiveness of the school is good. Under the strong leadership of the headteacher and his senior team, recent changes, including the appointment of an inspirational new lay chaplain, have led to a more effective and inclusive programme of Collective Worship and greater opportunities for pupils to explore their faith. The governing body has recently become more proactive in monitoring the school’s work and must continue to set high expectations and ensure that they are met.

The Catholic Life of the school is good. Pupils feel that they are at the heart of the school and are able to explain what is special about this Catholic school. The impact of the pupil chaplaincy group has been strong and they are empowered to play a greater part in developing the Catholic Life of the school.

House acts of worship are well planned and often delivered by pupils. The form time ‘Thought for the Day’ is well resourced and consistently delivered each morning. Pupils recognise the impact the lay chaplain has had on empowering them to lead worship in the school.” – DCI Report 2018