St. Wulstan's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Diocesan (Section 48) Inspection Report

Section 48 Inspection


Every school in the Diocese of Salford is inspected under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. These inspections evaluate the Catholic life of the school, the provision and quality of collective worship, as well as all areas of RE. This inspection process helps ensure that all Catholic schools continue to develop in order to fulfil their mission of making Christ known. The Section 48 Inspection, therefore, complements Ofsted Inspections, but should be seen as dealing with matters fundamental to the Catholic school which are not inspected by Ofsted.


The Inspection is designed to assist schools in the process of reviewing the Catholic education which they provide, evaluating its content and planning its future development. It enables schools to systematically assess the nature of their Catholic identity and how effectively their pupils benefit from the curriculum and Catholic character of the school. The Catholic school offers an education which is religious in both its

context and content. There is no area of its life or curriculum which is not relevant to its Catholic

character. However, because many aspects of school life are subject to review processes by such bodies as Ofsted and the Self-Review and Evaluation of Catholic Education focuses on the following key areas:


  • Catholic Life and Mission
  • Curriculum Religious Education
  • Collective Worship


Click here to read the most recent Section 48 Inspection Report on the Catholic Life and Religious Education at our school.