Dio­cese gives Catholic school an ‘out­stand­ing’ ver­dict

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CATHOLIC school for chil­dren with spe­cial ed­u­ca­tional needs has been rated ‘out­stand­ing’ by the Dio­cese of West­min­ster.

Pield Heath House School, in Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, re­ceived the dio­cese’s top rat­ing in both cat­e­gories – ‘class­room re­li­gious ed­u­ca­tion’ and ‘the Catholic life of the school’.

In­spec­tors, who vis­ited the school in De­cem­ber 2014, said pupils’ progress in re­li­gious lit­er­acy was ‘gen­er­ally as good as it could be’.

They added that there was a ‘clear Catholic ethos’ ev­i­dent in all of the school’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Ex­ec­u­tive rin­ci­pal sis­ter ulie Rose said: We are elighted to ave been dged ut­stand­ing’ by e Dio­cese of est­min­ster, hich is a sta­ment to the hard work and com­mit­ment of both our staff and stu­dents.”

The school teaches 73 stu­dents aged be­tween seven and 19 – not all Catholics – with mod­er­ate and se­vere learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

Of­sted has rated it ‘out­stand­ing’ in its last three in­spec­tions.

The dio­cese in­spects all Ro­man Catholic schools within its area, fo­cus­ing on re­li­gious de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion. The in­spec­tions are in­de­pen­dent of the gov­ern­ment.


Pield Heath pupils spell out the ver­dict and (in­set) sis­ter Julie Rose

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