Section 48

Our last Religious Inspection, conducted by the Archdiocese of Birmingham under Section 48 of the Education Act, was in January 2017. In this inspection the school was judged good with some outstanding features.

Some quotes from the inspection report were:

The Catholic life of English Martyrs is good with several outstanding features.

  • Driven by the strong leadership of the headteacher, the school has created an excellent, reflective and aesthetically pleasing environment that promotes Catholic values and beliefs.
  • The Eucharist is at the heart of the school and the prayer life of the school is good.
  • The provision and outcomes for pupils in religious education is good with many outstanding elements.
  • Leaders of the school have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development.