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What is Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.


  • Ofsted’s role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students.
  • Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online.
  • They report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial.


"Pupils get a good deal at this school. They thrive socially, educationally and emotionally. Their delight in attending St Gerard’s is reflected in the way that pupils arrive at school at the start of the day with happy, smiling faces. Staff know the pupils well and value them as individuals."

(Ofsted, November 2021)


"Highly skilled staff in early years give children an excellent start to their education. The curriculum in early years is exceptionally well planned and sequenced. As soon as children start at school, they are totally immersed in stories, rhymes and poems. Every opportunity is taken to develop children’s language and mathematical skills. Children display high levels of concentration and are confident and independent learners." 

(Ofsted, November 2021)


"Parents and carers are effusive in their praise of the school. Staff encourage parents to take an active part in their children’s learning. However, staff are keen to do more to give parents an even greater understanding of how their children learn to read. This will allow parents to become even more involved in their children’s learning."

(Ofsted, November 2021)



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St Gerard's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6DD

Office Manager: Miss J Gilbert

0151 424 2879

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