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St Francis Braintree

Inspection Reports

Please click here to view our most recent  Ofsted Inspection Report : (February 2019)

Good with Outstanding for Personal development, learning and assessment. 

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"Pupils love school and they love learning." "they were brimming with enthusiasm about their work."

"The high expectations teachers have of pupils result in good levels of challenge in the work pupils are given."

"The headteacher has established an effective team and a strong sense of purpose."

"the school is very clear on the purpose of its curriculum and that it should be both inclusive and provide pupils with a well rounded education."

"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding." "Pupils conduct themselves exceptionally well around the school and in lessons."

"Children get a good start to their education in Reception."    "... children make good progress from their starting points."


Please click here to view our most recent Diocese of Brentwood Inspection Report: (December 2016)

"St Francis’ is a good Catholic school with very good leadership and some outstanding features."

"The quality of pupils’ learning and progress in religious education is good as are the standards of attainment. There is regular, effective monitoring of teaching, learning and planning.  Many governors are of long standing who know the school well and offer a good level of challenge and support."

"Provision for prayer and worship at St Francis is excellent. Assemblies and liturgies are well planned and contribute to pupils’ spiritual development."