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The Catholic Life of St Mary's

 In the Autumn term of 2017, parents views were gathered regarding the Catholic life of St. Mary's School. In total 92 questionnaires were returned. We are very grateful to all those who kindly gave us feedback. The results are captured in the following table. We are delighted with the percent of positive responses but are aware there are areas we can improve and will work hard to address these issues in the coming months.


The Catholic Life of the School   









1. The school offers a distinctively Catholic education.   


47% 2% 1% -

2. The children gain a clear sense of right and wrong.    

65% 32% 1% 2% -

3. The children build up good personal relationships.

62% 37% 1% - -

4. There are opportunities for my child to serve others 

support those in need.

48% 36% 14% 2% -

5. The school actively promotes strong partnerships

with parents.

39% 47% 10% 4% -

6. There are strong links between the school and our 

local parish.

60% 36% 2% 2% -

Collective Worship/Prayer Life of the School        


7. The school provides opportunities for spiritual 

growth and development.

49% 48% 3% - -

8. There are regular sacramental celebrations of Mass

and Reconciliation.

63% 35% 2% - -

9. The school ensures that there are opportunities for

daily prayer.

66% 32% 2% - -

10. Parents are kept informed about collective worship and 

are welcomed to events in the school's 'Catholic life'.

57% 41% 2% - -

Religious Education


11. The school keeps me informed of what is taught in

religious education lessons.

33% 36% 21% 10% -

12. My child is making good progress in religious education.

35% 51% 13% 1% -

13. Religious education is challenging and exciting.    

34% 47% 16% 3% -


Some of the comments received on the questionnaires from parents.


'Lovely school and our child absolutely loves coming.'

'I have always been happy with St Mary's. Great school for both my children.'

'The RE provision here is excellent.'

'The school has got a lovely family feel to it and it's mission statement is reflected in the day to day life of the school.'

'My child is gaining very good catholic education. Pupils are taking part in Catholic life.'

'Not received any specific RE feedback.'

'I am not too sure about what exactly children learn at religious lessons.  I can see my child has got some knowledge but it could be maybe a good idea to update parents how do they learn it.  I know they pray every day and that's important.'

'I have put neither as I do not know what the curriculum is for RE or what they are learning.'