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Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted Inspections at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary ofstedlogo

Ofsted Report Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Gateshead Nov 2023

Ofsted Letter to Parents

Our school was inspected by OFSTED on 15/16th November 2023.  Please click on the link above to read our report.

They graded our school as OUTSTANDING’ in every single area as well as for overall effectiveness. This means that our school provides the highest quality education and care for all children.

Here are some of the highlights that the Inspectors said about our school:

  • Leaders are extremely ambitious for all pupils.
  • Pupils thrive at this school.
  • Children make an exceptional start in Early Years
  • Pupils’ behaviour is exceptional – they are kind, respectful and articulate.
  • Pupils have clear ambitions for the future and believe that the school will help them to achieve their dreams.
  • The school has introduced a highly ambitious curriculum.
  • The school ensures that pupils with SEND are provided with all they need to be successful.
  • Lessons are engaging.
  • Staff are experts in teaching reading.
  • The relationships between staff and pupils are warm and nurturing.
  • The school goes beyond the expected in ‘everyday’ provision for pupils.
  • Praise and encouraging language are part of every conversation – pupils brim with pride as staff praise them.

 As you may be aware, it is much harder now for schools to achieve the top judgement than it used to be and very few schools are judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas – only approximately 17%.  So, this is a huge achievement for our whole school community.


Following a full inspection in 2008, our school was graded ‘Outstanding.’

An Interim Report in 2011, re-affirmed the previous ‘Outstanding judgement.

In 2012, the Government decided that schools previously judged to be outstanding would not be subject to routine inspection unless concerns are raised about their performance.

You can visit the Corpus Christi page on the Ofsted website which contains all the latest reports and information about our School.

Our full Ofsted report from 2008, can be read here.