The Catholic High School


Diocesan Report - Outstanding

I am delighted to be able to let you know that during a recent Diocesan (Section 48), outcomes for students, the provision for Catholic Education, leadership and management of the Catholic life of the school and the RE department were all confirmed as outstanding.

The inspector found that the values of the school are clearly to be seen throughout in terms of aspirations, relationships and student outcomes. Not only does the school provide success in academic terms, but ensures that this success is based upon an effective provision for the education, welfare and spiritual well-being of students of all ages and needs.

The inspector also noted outcomes for students are consistently high in all three key stages. This is evidenced by the examination results at AS and A2, with consistent performance from the time of the last inspection in 2011, with 79% of students entered gaining grades A*-C at AS, and 91% at A2 in 2016; these outcomes are measured by the ALPS analysis as levels 2 and 3 respectively, the former in the top 25% nationally and the latter the top 20%. GCSE results in Religious Studies are equally consistent and strong, being among the school’s highest performing subjects, with A*/A grades ranging from 30% to 41% (from 2013 to 2016) and A*-C ranging from 60% to a high of 79% in 2016. The subject made a significant contribution to the school’s Progress 8 positive indicator of 2.3, which made the school the highest performing comprehensive school in Chester.

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Yours faithfully

Mr J Murray

Head Teacher