St Catherine’s is improving

Michael Gosling, Principal at Trinity Academy, Holmfield.
Michael Gosling, Principal at Trinity Academy, Holmfield.

Troubled St Catherine’s Catholic High School will go out on a high after its final Ofsted inspection saw it move out of special measures.

The school, at Holmfield, was given an ‘inadequate’ rating by inspectors in 2012 and leadership was taken over by nearby Trinity Academy.

However, a final Ofsted inspection has rated the school as good in two areas and requiring improvement in two others - a step up from the previous ‘inadequate’ rating.

St Catherine’s will close this summer with its remaining pupils moving to the academy but school chiefs say they are proud of the improvements. Executive principal Michael Gosling said: “Staff and students, with the support of parents, have worked incredibly hard to come this far in such a short period of time.

“Our focus remains very much on ensuring that all students receive the best quality of education and are fully supported with their transition to Trinity Academy.”

Chair of governors Tom Miskell said: “In recent months there really has been a transformation at SCCHS, and as governors we would like to thank all staff and students for their tremendous hard work.”