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


Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in February 2015 when we were judged to be a good school.

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

  • The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils are polite, friendly and considerate to each other and to adults. They are very proud of their school, and are eager to show visitors the good quality displays which celebrate and value their achievements and efforts.
  • Pupils understand the impact of their actions on others and try to be kind and understanding at all times. Hence, the school remains a happy and welcoming place for all. These attitudes epitomise the school’s motto of 'Loving and Learning'.
  • The teaching of reading is a particular strength. Phonics (letters and the sounds they make) are taught skilfully in the early years, and throughout Years 1 and 2. Pupils who are at the early stage of learning English are supported well and quickly develop their phonic knowledge. Older pupils develop their good comprehension skills during regular reading sessions.
  • The Headteacher provides determined and focused leadership and is increasingly involving all staff in school improvement. She is supported by an effective team, including the governors, who are ambitious to raise standards further. This has resulted in an ethos in which good behaviour is the norm, and pupils make good progress due to good teaching.

The full report can be read below:

Parent View

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RE Inspection

The school was inspected by the Diocesan RE department in June 2013, which judged that Catholic Life and RE continue to be outstanding at our school.

The inspection team found that: "St Gregory’s was an outstanding school at the last inspection and it judges itself to have sustained and built on this high standard of Catholic education. The evidence from the monitoring visit agrees with and validates the school’s self-evaluation. The quality of the provision for Catholic life and collective worship is outstanding, coupled with the outstanding contribution the pupils make to Catholic life and their outstanding response to collective worship."

The report can be read below: