Outstanding providers are those providers who have been judged to have outstanding overall effectiveness in an Ofsted inspection. There are some instances where some special criteria may apply.
When Ofsted inspects a provider, the inspector will usually make a judgement on the standard of the provider. The very best providers receive a judgement of outstanding overall effectiveness. Holy Cross achieved an Outstanding Ofsted in December 2016.
We are lucky enough to be among the top 10% of London schools, setting high standards to inspire others to transform their habits, fully engage with the community to promote best practices and see a measurable reduction in the number of journeys made by car every day. Holy Cross is a Gold accredited school.
Each year our School is reviewed by a team from Challenge Partners. The review looks at the School as a whole but in addition we are asked to put forward any areas of particular excellence. For the last three years the areas we have proposed have been thoroughly reviewed by the external professionals and it has been decided that they are indeed Areas of Excellence. The accredited areas have been:
January 2018 – Provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
February 2019 – Intergenerational collaboration – pupils and senior citizens
March 2020 – Pupils as leaders
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. Holy Cross School achieved a Bronze Award in July 2019.