A Coventry school has been praised for its Religious Education provisions following a rigorous two-day inspection.

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School has achieved a rating of ‘good’ in an Archdiocese of Birmingham section 48 inspection report focusing on Catholic education.

It was ranked as good in all three categories, including Catholic life, Religious Education (RE) and collective worship.

The report describes the school, which is part of the Romero Catholic Academy, as having leaders and governors who have ‘an exceptionally strong vision for the core purpose of Catholic education, which is promoted in all aspects of school life’.

It adds that ‘the physical environment, policies and practices of the school are proudly Catholic’ and ‘standards in Religious Education are good and its curriculum is designed to secure effective outcomes for all pupils’.

Inspectors spoke with pupils, staff members, leaders and governors during the visit which took place in November, with the report now being released to the school.

Tom Leverage, Principal of Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, said: “The report recognises the strengths we have as a school community and demonstrates our values, showing that pupils receive a broad education which has a strong focus on Catholic life.

“It is excellent to see that inspectors saw that pupils are proud of the school and live by our school motto that everything is done with Christ placed at the centre

“The report also recognises that we have significantly rejuvenated the standards and expectations across the school and that staff members are positive role models for our pupils.

“The inspection is an extra layer of rigour applied to all faith schools, and we are extremely pleased with the results.

“Our achievements are recognised by parents year on year, which can be seen through our growing pupil numbers which we expect to further increase in the next academic year.”

Helen Quinn, Catholic Senior Executive Leader at the Romero Catholic Academy, added: “To achieve good in all areas comes with hard work, determination, time and patience, and it was a very proud yet humbling experience to hear a group of Inspectors talk so passionately and positively about the school.

“The inspection team was able to gain a good understanding of what Cardinal Wiseman represents as a faith community and more importantly how this translates into the opportunities for students and their attitudes in belonging to a Catholic school.

“The strength of Catholic life, high standards in RE and the quality of Collective worship were all captured during the inspection. I would like to congratulate the whole team at Cardinal Wiseman on this achievement.”