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St Josephs, Carterton rated GOOD

St Josephs, Carterton rated Good at its November 2023 visit

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils are confident, happy and feel safe at this school. They enjoy each other’s company and behave in a kind way to one another. The school helps pupils to build warm and positive relationships. Pupils know they are part of a respectful and diverse school, where everyone gets along. The school has high ambition and expectations for all pupils. Staff encourage pupils to be resilient learners and provide support for pupils who need additional help to do this. This helps pupils to usually learn well. Pupils swiftly learn the clear routines when they join the school, so they understand the school’s high expectations of behaviour. Children learn the importance of sharing and taking turns as soon as they start in Nursery. Recently, many new pupils have joined the school. New pupils are warmly welcomed, which helps them to settle in quickly. As one parent stated, ‘The school is truly inclusive and gives the children a real sense of securely belonging to the school community.’ The school provides opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills, such as being class ambassadors. Pupils also benefit from a range of clubs, including choir, sports clubs and dance workshops