Top marks from inspectors for St John Bosco Arts College

St John Bosco Arts College has been graded ‘outstanding’ in a glowing report by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

The catholic secondary school in Croxteth was recently visited by the Archdiocese of Liverpool inspectors who spent the day observing lessons and talking to staff and students.

According to the report, the outstanding features include the “high quality of teaching and planning” and the high expectation culture of all members of staff and students.

The inspectors also said that the school has a “long period of sustained success in the department and a strong Catholic commitment.”

Students’ behaviour and attitudes were also praised, with the report adding: “Students love the school and say they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

“There are the highest levels of mutual respect and behaviour amongst pupils. Pupils feel safe and secure at school because of the effective pastoral system rooted in re-assuring their confidence to flourish.”

The College’s aim is to work towards the total development of each student, educating them to act as responsible Christian members of the community and this is an essential element of the Salesian ethos of the college.

Commenting on the findings, headteacher Mr Darren Gidman, said: “We are delighted that the school has received such a positive report from the Archdiocese inspectors, which recognises our commitment to Catholic life, religious education and collective worship.

“The report reinforces our approach to focus on encouraging the development of the whole student through our Salesian ethos of Christian values, high expectations and exemplary behaviour.”

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