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IQM – Our school has achieved The Inclusive School Award and we have also been designated as being a Centre of Excellence

Inclusion Quality Mark (I.Q.M.), we are a Centre of Excellence!

Following an I.Q.M. assessment in March, we have been awarded the Inclusive School Award with Centre of Excellence status.

This is a fantastic achievement!

Below are several extracts from the I.Q.M. website 8th April 2024:

Pupils are Happy’

The school’s most recent Ofsted grading is ‘good’, with the report highlighting that, “pupils are happy and proud to belong to this calm and welcoming school community”.

In the most recent Religious Education Inspection Report, the school’s overall effectiveness in providing Catholic Education was recognised as ‘outstanding’.  The report remarks on how the pupils live out the mission statement: “pupils truly appreciate, value and actively participate in the Catholic Life at Our Lady Immaculate.  They know, own and live out their Mission Statement ‘We are a Catholic school; one family living and learning together in faith,’ wholeheartedly.”

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School is an inclusive school committed to fostering a supportive environment for all its pupils, staff and families.  Pre-visit communication with the school’s IQM Co-ordinator demonstrated a genuine passion for inclusion.  Interactions with Leaders reflected the importance of the school being recognised as an Inclusive School, first and foremost.

Family Ethos

Throughout the visit, it was evident that Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School embodies a family ethos that permeates every aspect of school life.  The staff team is not only committed to but also aligned with, the school’s vision, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  The calm environment and the sight of happy, engaged children further confirmed the strength of the school’s ethos.

All Stakeholders Feel Valued

The Governing Body’s alignment with the school’s inclusive ethos and its leadership approach, extending from Governors to pupils, demonstrates the collaborative and participatory nature of school development decisions.  All stakeholders feel valued as members of the Our Lady Immaculate family.

In conclusion, Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School is an exemplary centre of inclusivity, with strengths spanning various aspects of school life.  No major areas for development were identified during the assessment.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this rigorous assessment: Staff, Parents, Governors and our Pupils who were and always are exemplary. Congratulations!

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic PS Achieves Centre of Excellence | IQM (


Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School Report – Mar 2024 (3)

Many congratulations for all those involved, staff, Governors, pupils and our parents and carers!

Thank you!

Please see above for further information and some headlines from the report.

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