Results of the November 2017 Education Commission inspection confirmed that Bishop Thomas Grant School is an Outstanding school, with the following headline:
- The Headteacher, senior leaders and Governors provide outstanding Catholic leadership to all stakeholders.
Over a period of two days two inspectors visited lessons, talked with students, staff and governors and merged unobtrusively into the life of the school to asses exactly what it is that defines Bishop Thomas Grant as a Catholic school. The inspectors concluded their report with two more judgements:
- The school provides outstanding pastoral care and support to all of its pupils allowing each one to thrive in an exceptionally safe environment.
- The mature and highly positive attitudes to learning shown by the pupils together with their exemplary behaviour provides an outstanding learning environment where all pupils can reach their full potential.
Religious Education as an academic subject also came under scrutiny and emerged with flying colours:
- Since the last inspection, the quality of teaching in Religious Education and the outcomes for pupils has significantly improved. Pupils make excellent progress in Religious Education and as a result their outcomes are outstanding.
Congratulations to all concerned on this fine accolade for the Catholic life of Bishop Thomas Grant School.