Ofsted Report

The school was last inspected in January 2017. As a previously good school, it was a 1 day inspection confirming that the school is still "good". You can download the Ofsted letter below and the Ofsted web page for St Augustine's can be found here.

At the time of a school inspection and any time of the year, parents can give their views to Ofsted using Parent View. Your responses will help Ofsted to form an accurate picture of our school and give it a fair judgement.

In June 2016, the inspection of St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School was carried out under the requirements of the Education Act 2005, and in accordance with Plymouth Diocesan Framework and Schedule for Diocesan Canonical Inspections (S48), approved by the Bishop of Plymouth.  The full document details is available for you to read. Here is an conclusion from the report:

This inspection has allowed St. Augustine’s to show just how strong the faith life of the school is and how it is developing. This is a school with many riches. As the community grows in its self-belief it is hoped that it will grow to become a school which truly seeks to serve not only those within but the wider community. It is a school where parents can feel confident about the experience their children are having. The Bishop and the Diocese can feel confident that this is a school striving to live the mission of the Church in its fullness.

Summary of Key Findings
 St. Augustine’s is a school where Christ is at the centre and from whom all receive their direction.
 The Mission Statement is a sound reflection of the school’s desire to be a community rooted in living out the mission of the Church.
 The School’s induction programme is supportive and focused on the needs of particular individuals.
 Curriculum RE has a high status and in most areas of the school it is being delivered effectively and creatively.
 The leadership team, with the governors is working with increasing confidence and effectiveness.
 The quality of care for vulnerable members of the community ensures that all children genuinely feel welcome, safe and at ease.
 The spiritual life of the school is strong. There is significant evidence that children and staff are committed to serving the Common Good. Strong relationships with the wider international community, support of ‘Mary’s Meals’ and Fair Trade, indicate the desire of the community to grow as one that has service at its heart.
 Strong links between the Parish and the School are mutually beneficial.