Children at a Chester-le-Street school have ‘outstanding’ behaviour and attitudes according to a recent Ofsted report. St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School has been rated as ‘Good’.

Part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, “pupils demonstrate consistently high standards of behaviour. Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. They demonstrate tolerance and respect for others.” says the report.

The school’s mantra, ‘Be yourself, but be it very well’, is lived out by all who are part of the St Cuthbert’s family. It is clear that everybody matters here.” it adds.

Among areas highlighted by the Ofsted inspector, “The school’s personal development curriculum encourages pupils to make a positive contribution to the wider community. Pupils value the range of opportunities to broaden their horizons and extend their interests, such as through the school’s work with the Junior Duke Award.

Staff feel well supported by leaders, governors and the trust“, the inspector noted, also stating, “Staff appreciate the professional development opportunities they receive and leaders’ consideration for their workload and wellbeing. Staff are highly motivated and morale is high. One staff member stated, ‘There is a clear enjoyment to working in the school.’

Angela Garrity, Headteacher says, “We have been graded as overall ‘good’ but with outstanding behaviour and attitudes. This is a true reflection of our lovely school, the children and the commitment of the staff.