Thank you for helping us be a “good” school

St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall has retained its “Good” Ofsted outcome on a newly published school report. The school was inspected by Ofsted on 5 – 6 November 2019.

Inspectors described the faith school as “happy and welcoming” where pupils, staff and parents “feel like belonging to an extended family”.

David Buckle, the lead Ofsted inspector, also wrote that “leaders promote a strong moral purpose and set of values.”

The school was praised for its safeguarding arrangements. “Safeguarding is clearly a high priority for staff. There is a well-established safeguarding culture throughout the school.”

Headteacher Mrs Siobhan Bowen said, “I am most proud and truly delighted to be able to announce that we have retained our ‘Good’ judgement. Of course, as is to be expected, there are key areas requiring further development and endeavour but it is pleasing to note that these are all areas we had already commenced working upon. Of significant importance for me are the many positive comments made about the ethos of our school, the aspirations and high expectations we as a school have of each and every one of our children, the high quality safeguarding measures and structures that are explicitly in place and the behaviour of our children.”

The Black Country school, named after Patron Saint Thomas More, has approximately 1,500 students on roll and includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in the area.