Ofsted inspected our school on the 24th April 2024: the outcomes of this short inspection can be found here . Please take time to read the whole report.


St Blaise continues to be GOOD SCHOOL because:

  • The school has an ambitious and well-sequenced curriculum.
  • Children in Reception get off to a strong start that continues throughout the school.
  • Pupils flourish because of the high level of support, clear boundaries and the nurturing environment.
  • Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and determined to do their best.
  • Pupils are motivated and keen to participate in lessons. They are proud and talk enthusiastically about their learning.
  • The school strives for continuous improvement, evaluating the curriculum routinely and making careful adaptations where appropriate
  • The teaching of reading is a key priority so that pupils develop a love for reading. There is a consistent and effective approach to the teaching of phonics
  • Pupils are supported effectively to develop beyond their academic learning. They gain an  age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships. Pupils learn about diversity, equality and tolerance. This learning is linked to the promotion of the school’s values.  Staff encourage pupils to be respectful of differences.