St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Park Road, Smethwick


Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in February 2018 when we were judged to continue to be a good school.

There are many positive comments in the report. Here are a few:

  • Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in certain areas. This may indicate that the school is improving towards being outstanding.
  • Parents and carers are very supportive.
  • The pupils come first and are central to the school’s work.
  • [The headteacher] has created an inclusive community where innovation is welcomed and every small step to success is celebrated.
  • Teachers provide high levels of challenge for all pupils, including the most able.
  • The school is going from strength to strength

The full report can be read below:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

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RE Inspection

The school was inspected by the Diocesan RE department in July 2018, which judged that Catholic Life and RE continue to be outstanding at our school.

Here are some of the key phrases from the report:

  • The school has a welcoming and engaging environment. Senior leaders and staff have worked hard to ensure that the Catholicity of the school is at the heart of that environment and all changes or improvements stem from it.
  • Pupils are respectful and show high levels of reverence during a variety of liturgies and Collective Worship, Class prayer times are a strength of the school and outstanding examples were observed during the inspection.
  • Behaviour is outstanding and pupils’ value and respect themselves and each other as equals. They feel they are always listened to and that staff will deal fairly with any problems or challenges that arise.
  • Pupils believe they are called to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and to care for others. They demonstrate this generosity by planning and engaging in a variety of fundraising activities for charities such as The Good Shepherd Appeal, Children in Need and Brain Tumour Research.
  • The headteacher, senior leaders and governors provide excellent role models. They lead the school with commitment and have high expectations of pupils, staff and themselves.

The full report can be read below: