St Dominic’s Primary is OUTSTANDING!Marie
St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School in Stone is celebrating reaching official ‘Outstanding’ status in its recent Ofsted inspection. Teachers, support staff and students are all delighted with the result. The school was previously judged to be ‘good’ in its last full inspection in 2012 and in a short inspection in 2019.
Since 2018, the school has become a member of The Painsley Catholic Academy and recently extended its provision with the opening of a pre-school nursery facility on site.
All areas of the school were judged to be outstanding during the two day inspection at the end of March. This includes the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and Early Years provision.
The report states;
“Everyone at St. Dominic’s does their very best to live up to the school’s mission “As Children of God, we Love One another. Consequently, this is a very friendly and caring school. Leaders have very high expectations for every pupil’s academic success. They place equally high importance on developing pupils’ consideration for others…leaders provide an extremely wide range of exciting and innovative activities to meet pupils’ interests and develop their talents. Leaders have designed the curriculum so that pupils link what they learn to the world beyond school….Behaviour in lessons and around school is exemplary.”
Mrs Dianne Stokes, Head teacher at St Dominic’s commented, “I am delighted with this report which acknowledges the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of the staff and school community.”
St Dominic’s takes children from age 3 to 11 and welcomes children of all faiths.