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Dagenham school rated ‘Outstanding’

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A Barking and Dagenham school has been rated as an ‘Outstanding’ catholic school following a recent inspection.

All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham received the top mark from inspectors that conducted a Section 48 denominational inspection earlier this month.

Inspectors were impressed with how the school provides pupils with every opportunity to develop their talents and prepare for adult life. The report said 'All Saints School is an outstanding catholic school. It is an inspirational, Christ-centred community with a strong moral purpose that underpins its life and work'.

Headteacher, Clare Cantle was over the moon with the report: 

“As headteacher of this fantastic school I am delighted that we have been recognised as an outstanding catholic school.  

“It is a testimony to the hard work of the staff, pupils and governors and the overwhelming support we receive from our parents. A great end to a very busy and highly successful 2018.”

In terms of religious education, the inspectors praised the progress of students and highlighted that ‘at Key Stage 3, 98% achieved at least the expected levels in R.E. and pupils in general display outstanding, age-related standards of religious literacy.

The report also praised the work the school does to help others including fundraising for Catholic International Development Charity (CAFOD), shoebox appeal for local people and the growing relationship with an orphanage in Tanzania.

"This is fantastic news and I am so proud that we have such a great catholic school in the borough"

Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, Cabinet Member for School Improvement and Educational Attainment welcomed report:

“This is fantastic news and I am so proud that we have such a great catholic school in the borough.

“I would like to congratulate all involved from school governors, teachers, pupils and parents on this brilliant achievement.”

In terms of improvement, inspectors noted:

•    Continue supporting the orphanage in Tanzania as part of the development of the school’s mission with charities abroad. 
•    Standardise the approach to the new Key Stage 5 specifications across the department.

The inspection took place on 6 December 2018.

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