School open tomorrow with a staggered start: registers open until 10am.

Church car park closed to parents. Please park away from school and walk in but take care on pavements. Children should wear any weather appropriate footwear but bring with them slippers or indoor shoes to change into.

Nativity will go ahead as planned tomorrow evening. Monday’s matinee will take place tomorrow afternoon (all tickets transferable from Monday). Last Monday’s evening performance will take place next Monday evening at the same time (again, all tickets directly transferable).

 

 

2009: judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted ++++++ June 2014: judged OUTSTANDING by the Diocesan Inspectors of Religious Education ++++++ December 2016: Top performing Primary School in Worcestershire & Joint 34th out of 24,288 primary schools in the country (Daily Telegraph, 15 December 2016) ++++++

Through the Holy Redeemer we aim to grow in faith and love, to become great people who make a difference in the world.

 

Welcome to

Holy Redeemer Catholic School

and

Hopscotch Pre-school

Mrs Christina Hall

It is my pleasure to offer a warm welcome to you and your children.

I am a proud to be the leader of this wonderful school community, where the children tell me they ‘grow in faith and joy’, and ‘grow closer to Jesus and share their faith’.

I hope this website will prove a useful source of information. The positive school ethos is evident as soon as you arrive and we strive to provide a happy, caring environment where the children feel confident and secure.

Keep checking the website as we regularly update it with events at school.

We welcome visits to the school, either by appointment or on one of our open days.

Thank you for taking an interest in our school.

Mrs Christina Hall – headteacher

 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment

 


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Fantastic Key Stage 2 Results!

Our Year 6s and their parents, teachers and governors, were thrilled to receive this year’s KS2 sats results. Despite the tests being significantly harder this year (to reflect the increased challenge in the curriculum) and the increased threshold for passing the tests, ALL of our Year 6s passed in ALL subjects. The scaled score pass mark on all the tests is 100, and our average scaled score was between 109 and 110 in all subject areas, which shows that as a group they performed well in excess of the pass mark, with some individual children achieving 119 in certain areas! Well done to all the Year 6s and to all the staff who have worked with them over their time here at Holy Redeemer. These impressive results put us top in Worcestershire. See below for comparisons with Worcester averages and the average emerging national figures.

  At the Expected Level
  Reading Scaled Score Writing Scaled Score GPS Scaled Score Writing RWM Combined
Worcs. 65% 102.2 65% 101.9 67% 102 71% 49%
 National 66% 103 70% 103 72% 104 74% 53%
Holy Redeemer 100% 110.8 100% 109 100% 109.1 100% 100%

GPS=Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

RWM Combined=Reading, writing and maths combined

 

Fantastic Results at End of Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Too

Results were also fantastic in Early Years and Key Stage 1, where again the children did better than both local and national averages. Well done everyone!

End of Key Stage 1 Sats

  Met Expected Standard
Subject Reading Writing Maths RWM Science
Worcestershire 73% 61% 70% 56% 84%
Emerging National 74% 65% 73% 60% 82%
Holy Redeemer 85% 73% 73% 73% 73%

 

  Working at Greater Depth
Subject Reading Writing Maths Science
Worcestershire 27% 13% 18% 9%
Emerging National 24% 13% 18% 9%
Holy Redeemer 38% 27% 27% 23%

RWM = Reading, Writing and Maths combined

Congratulations

Well done to all our Year 2s as well and to all the many staff who have worked with them over the years, especially Mrs Hill, Mrs Deary, Mrs Anderson and Miss Martin. These result are fantastic, especially the large percentage of children who are working at greater depth in all areas.

As with all year groups this year, the required standard was much higher than in previous years, so this is an impressive set of results, especially when 7.6% of the cohort is made up of EAL (English as an Additional Language) children, who joined the class during this year, with little or no English.

Year 1 Phonics Screening

  Passed
Worcestershire 80.9%
Emerging National 80.6%
Holy Redeemer 88.5%

And all of our Year 2s who were with us last year and did not pass the phonics, passed this year. 2 children in Yr 2 did not pass the phonics, but both only joined us in Yr 2 and both are EAL children who arrived with no English.

Early Years Foundation Stage

  Good Level of Development Average Score
Worcestershire 69.6% 34.9
Emerging National Data 69.3 34.5
Holy Redeemer 79.3% 35.1

GLD= Good Level of Development

 


Ofsted 2009

“…This school provides its pupils with an outstanding education, both in their academic achievements and in their personal development…”

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