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Norwich Catholic high school is a ‘beacon’ in community, inspectors say

Notre Dame High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Notre Dame High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A Norwich high school has been told it is a “beacon” within the community in a report judging its effectiveness as a Catholic school.

The Diocese of East Anglia has inspected Notre Dame High School, rating it outstanding across the board.

They described it as a “highly effective” school providing a “first class Catholic education for its pupils”.

“Pupils make a significant and sustained contribution to the Catholic life of the school through extensive charity work,” they said.

“Pupils have deep understanding of social justice which underpins their charity work and express a deep sense of belonging to this diverse community.”

They said its pastoral team reflected the school’s Catholic ethos, where “forgiveness is evident with restorative justice at its heart”.

The inspection covered three areas - catholic life, religious education and collective worship.

It said that achievement in religious education was significantly above national average, with 81pc of pupils achieving A* to C at GCSE in 2017.

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