All of the judgements about the school feed into 2 key measures that determine the school’s overall grade:

Ofsted Judgement
Overall Effectiveness of the School 1
Key measures
How well does the school meet the needs of
individuals and different groups of pupils at all
stages of their education?
What is the school’s capacity for sustained improvement? 1

As you will notice the school was judged to be outstanding in both key areas.

Our school was also inspected by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in January 2009. Again the school was found to be outstanding.

“ Cardinal Hume is an outstanding Catholic school with a strong sense of community at the heart of its vision. The vision of the governors, Headteacher, senior and other leaders has been transformational, giving a clear direction to the school”

“ Provision for Collective Worship is outstanding and of high quality. There is a well structured programme which provides the basis of the prayer life of the school”

“ A powerful sense of community pervades every aspect of life at Cardinal Hume. Its contribution to the promotion of community cohesion is outstanding. The mission statement is lived out in all aspects of school life and every person is treated with care and tolerance”