Solihull school receives outstanding ratings

Chloe Murray (Year 10), James King (Year 12), Marie Murphy (headteacher), Madeleine Orduz (Year 10), Liam O’Donnell (Year 8)

Chloe Murray (Year 10), James King (Year 12), Marie Murphy
(headteacher), Madeleine Orduz (Year 10), Liam O’Donnell (Year 8)

St Peter’s Catholic School in Solihull is celebrating a trio of ‘outstanding’ ratings following a recent visit from Ofsted inspectors.

As is the case with all Ofsted inspections now the school was given notice just days beforehand.
The Whitefields Road school welcomed a team of five inspectors led by Mary Davies.

The inspectors classed the school as outstanding in all areas.

Pupils at St Peter’s were recognised as “excellent ambassadors” and in their report the inspectors said: “The behaviour of students is outstanding.

“They show not only great enthusiasm for their learning, but also a strong determination to do well.”

The Ofsted inspection came just a week after a diocesan inspection by the Archdiocese of Birmingham to examine the school’s religious education and Catholic life.

Again St Peter’s was classed as outstanding in both areas.

The inspectors’ report stated: “Pupils richly benefit from the provision for rigorous and enjoyable religious education, and from the unequivocal and inspiring attention to gospel values within the framework of the Catholic Church. “

The lead inspector described St Peter’s as “a vibrant hub of the Catholic Church in the area”.
With the school’s maths department also obtaining a top grading in an inspection last March, the latest assessments secure a hat-trick of ‘outstandings’ for St Peter’s.

Headteacher Marie Murphy, who has been in the role since September 2014, said: “Our young people are a credit to their families and we are very proud of each and every one of them.”

Further details can be found on the St Peter’s website at