‘Outstanding’ report for Blessed Trinity

Blessed Trinity students jump for joy (s)
Blessed Trinity students jump for joy (s)

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College keeps going from strength to strength after they were marked ‘outstanding’ by the Diocese of Salford.

The Ormerod Road school, which was in special measures a few years ago, is now rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, is oversubscribed and their recent ‘Section 48’ inspection carried out by the Diocese of Salford’s Office of Education placed them as ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

A ‘Section 48’ is usually carried out after a full Ofsted inspection and the last one for Blessed Trinity was in 2011 before they came again in March this year.

And the Diocese were quick to praise, in their latest report, the ‘significant and rapid improvements’ at the school since the last inspection, giving them the highest grade, Grade One, for all aspects including overall effectiveness of the school, the quality of Catholic leadership, the quality of the welcome community, the quality of welfare and the quality of worship.

The report stated: “Blessed Trinity is an outstanding Catholic High School which is led by an inspirational team of governors, the head teacher and senior leadership team.

“The mission statements call to “Love God, serve others, work hard, value all” provides the motivational energy and direction for the whole school.”

Together with your teachers, support staff and helpers you are an outstanding Catholic school. This is because you are really striving to live up to your challenging mission statement and recognise that you are all one family

Inspector Judith Russi

The report continued: “Parents said that they see their school as a beacon of hope for all in Burnley and spoke passionately about the progress of the school and their delight in its clarity of mission and purpose.

“Pupils were found to be confident and enthusiastic about taking on responsibility.”

The report quoted one senior pupil who said: “I came here because I was seen as a person and not a statistic. I was asked what I needed and what the school could do to help me to achieve it.”

Section 48 Inspector Judith Russi added in a letter to the school, addressed to the students: “Your work is of a high standard and we could clearly see that you take your learning very seriously and are proud of your achievements.

“Together with your teachers, support staff and helpers you are an outstanding Catholic school. This is because you are really striving to live up to your challenging mission statement and recognise that you are all one family.

“We were very impressed with many aspects of your school.”