Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Gateshead

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About Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Gateshead

Name Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Gateshead
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Cheryl Maxwell
Address Dunsmuir Grove, Gateshead, NE8 4QL
Phone Number 01914772175
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 218
Local Authority Gateshead
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Gateshead is a vibrant, welcoming and multicultural school. The school's values of 'be kind, show respect, work hard' are evident across the school.

Pupils achieve well. There is a clear sense of belonging for all pupils and families. Pupils' talents, heritage and different life experiences are celebrated here.

They are encouraged to be the best they can be by 'letting their light shine'. Pupils thrive at this school.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) benefit from the excellent support provided by expert staff.

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The school teaches pupils how to use the internet, mobile phones and online computer games safely. Pupils are confident in discussing their digital footprint and clearly identify online risks.

Pupils' behaviour is exceptional. They are kind, respectful and articulate when discussing their views. The school has embedded inclusive systems to support pupils who are new to the country or those who speak English as an additional language.

The school has an excellent inclusive culture. It has embedded various ways to build pupils' self-esteem. Pupils have clear ambitions for the future and believe that the school will help them to achieve their dreams.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school has introduced a highly ambitious curriculum. This begins in early years. The curriculum choices celebrate and reflect the school community.

The school ensures that pupils with SEND are provided with all they need to be successful. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make rapid progress. The school provides additional support through specialist teachers from the local authority.

Pupils who are new to the country are welcomed by their peers.

Children make an exceptional start in early years. The school prioritises establishing routines and expectations in early years.

As a result, children quickly settle into 'the Corpus Christi' way. The school has highly effective systems to quickly identify children's needs and starting points. The curriculum in early years is tailored to give children the best possible start.

Children have several opportunities to undertake challenges and develop their confidence. The clearly defined and well-equipped indoor and outdoor learning areas provide pupils with a wealth of opportunities to deepen their understanding. Staff are well trained to develop children's use of language.

Children remember and share the songs and rhymes that they have previously learned. Every opportunity is maximised to ensure that children are ready for their next stage of learning.

Teachers and teaching assistants are experts in delivering the school's ambitious curriculum.

The school has highly effective systems in place to check what pupils know and remember. Lessons are engaging. Teachers include global news and technology to help pupils remember their learning.

Pupils benefit from virtual tours and resources shared by educational visitors into school. As a result, pupils make meaningful links across their learning. They are articulate when discussing what they have been taught.

Staff are experts in teaching reading. The reading curriculum develops pupils' fluency and confidence. The school provides timely and effective support for pupils who need extra help with reading.

Pupils love to read. They are thrilled by the newly introduced non-fiction library. This helps pupils to deepen their knowledge and interests further.

The school expects pupils to read at home every day. Pupils rise to this challenge.

Pupils' behaviour is excellent.

The school has established clear routines and expectations. Pupils exceed these. The relationships between staff and pupils are warm and nurturing.

Praise and encouraging language are part of every conversation. Pupils' brim with pride as staff praise them.

The personal development of pupils is exceptional in this school.

The school goes beyond the expected in the 'everyday' provision for pupils. There are well-chosen experiences for all pupils. The school strives to ensure that barriers to experiences are removed.

Pupils have regular opportunities to pray, worship together and develop as active citizens. The cultural diversity of the school is celebrated in a meaningful way. Pupils are extremely clear about treating others fairly, keeping safe and that the school helps them to be the best.

Leaders are extremely ambitious for all pupils. Leaders understand the context and school community exceptionally well. Leaders have developed effective partnerships with parents and cares and the community.

Staff feel well supported. Workload is not a concern. Those responsible for governance have an accurate picture of the school.

They are aware of their statutory responsibilities and work well together. The school contributes to professional development across the trust.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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