“Sacred Heart Academy is an outstanding Catholic school.”

These are the opening words of our most recent Section 48 Inspection Report which was completed in May 2017. The Academy was graded “Outstanding” in all four categories; Overall Effectiveness, Pupils, Provision, Leadership and Management.

Here are just a few quotes from the inspector’s report.

“Pupils demonstrate a strong sense of pride in and commitment to their school community and have a highly developed sense of self-worth and dignity”

“Behaviour of pupils is outstanding across the key stages.”

“Pupils appreciate that staff work hard for them and they feel safe and trust to their guidance on their educational and spiritual journey”

“Senior leaders are aware of and are justifably proud of the school’s recent academic success in Religious Education (RE)…… Governors, staff and parents report that the RE department is a strength of the school.”

“The links with the parishes and the wider community are a major strength.”

“Leadership is deeply committed to the Church’s mission for education.”

“The school has an excellent capacity to improve even further.”

Our full report can be downloaded below: