St Ursula's Convent School
A Humanities College and Teaching School

""An outstanding School with Outstanding Results
and Phenomenal Achievement"
(Ofsted 2015, 2010 & 2007)

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St Ursula’s Convent School

Outstanding, Outstanding, Outstanding!

“Phenomenal achievement for students” (Ofsted 2015)


Previous inspection:

Outstanding  1

March 2015

Overall effectiveness
This inspection:



Overall Judgements

Leadership and management



Behaviour and safety of pupils



Quality of teaching



Achievement of pupils



“Congratulations everyone”

Our final report has arrived and I am delighted to share with you the recent Ofsted findings. When I received the draft report and shared it with Senior Leaders we were bursting with pride as the report makes “phenomenal reading!”

This report is a great testament to all the hard work our girls, staff, governors and parents/carers put into the school. Without a real team effort and a continued focus on all aspects of school life we would not have achieved such fantastic success.

Below is a recent email communication from Gillian Palmer – Director of Children’s Services at Greenwich Council.

“Ciara  -  This is just a joy to read!  I hope you are really proud.  I am very grateful to you and the staff for all you achieve and the very real difference you make for every child.

Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to the Governing Body and to all the staff.  Please also take some time to enjoy the recognition of your work and the great leadership you and your staff bring to the school. 
Best wishes,  Gillian.”

There are many highlights within the report but I will mention a few in particular:-

  • The commitment to improving the school further and achieving excellence for all students is unwavering.
  • Disadvantaged students out-perform non-disadvantaged students nationally at all levels.
  • Leadership and managements is outstanding.
  • Staff feel privileged to work at the school.
  • Governance is outstanding.
  • Governors are right to be proud of the school. They are passionate about the achievement of all students and the inclusive ethos of the school. They are deeply committed to the strong pastoral care and wider development of students and speak highly of the dedication of the staff.
  • Students’ support of each other and their contribution to the wider community exemplify the school’s ethos of ‘Serviam’.
  • Parents and carers are very positive about the school.
  • The school uses pupil premium funding exceptionally well. Governors and leaders have taken a conscious decision to supplement the additional funding to ensure that disadvantaged students achieve very high outcomes. The impact is clearly evident.
  • The behaviour of students is outstanding. Students conduct themselves in an exemplary way both in lessons and around school. This creates a peaceful, orderly and serene atmosphere in which students can thrive.
  • The high quality of teaching typically encountered by students accounts for their outstanding academic achievement.
  • The school’s supportive ethos, combined with high expectations, results in phenomenal achievement for disadvantaged students.

I would encourage everyone to read the full report because it is not very often you get such a glowing report from Ofsted.

Congratulations to everyone who is involved with the school, St Ursula’s is a very special place (Ofsted 2015)  and our legacy lives on!

Mrs Warnock

St Ursula's Convent School - “Ofsted Section 5 published report”




The motto of our school is Serviam, Latin for “I will serve.” But what does Serviam really mean...?

It’s a way to deepen your concern for others and turn it into meaningful action. It’s a calling to use your unique gifts and talents to help those in need. It’s an attitude and a spirit that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

I hope you had a peaceful  Easter and did some SERVIAM whilst you were off for the 2 weeks.

This week we are finishing our LENTEN promise where we have been supporting the 999 club in Deptford by doing a chocolate and children’s toys drop.

If you would still like to donate to this great cause then please do by leaving a bar of chocolate in the box outside Ms Durrant’s office and the toys in the foyer at the toy drop spot. Thanks again for all the donations received so far.

This week’s SERVIAM STAR is Vanessa Le in year 8 Emanuel who raised the highest amount of money for the sponsored walk for REFUGE before Christmas. She raised the grand total of £177.77 and for that great amount she won an IPAD that Mrs Warnock kindly donated.

REMINDER: Keep filling in your SERVIAM passports on fronter with all the good deeds you have done over Easter please as the SERVIAM assembly will be happening soon and awards will be given for most entries

Thanks again and remember

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.


Meeting Louise O’Neill

Before Easter Half-Term we had the privilege along with the rest of Year 9, to meet the author of ‘Only Ever Yours’, Louise O’Neill.

For about an hour we could ask her questions about her personal writing inspiration, the inspiration for the book itself, and her life as an author (from getting books published to editing material). She gave us tips on how we could grow as writers and the importance of reading. She was very down to earth and it was interesting talking to her. In particular, Marie-Jo enjoyed taking the pictures of the event! Afterwards we had the opportunity to buy her book and have it signed. Overall, we’re extremely glad we were able to meet her.

By Marie-Jo Beaubrun and Aoife Power Year 9, Clotilde


‘Warm, easy-going and positive’

Students ‘enthralled’ by a talk from holocaust survivor, Freddie, aged 93.

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GCSE Results 2014

Another year of Outstanding GCSE Results for Year 11 Students

Truly fantastic - Students excel in all areas!

I am absolutely thrilled and delighted for all our girls and staff as they achieved another year of record breaking results with almost all departments reaching 100% A*-C.

Headline results are:-

  • 96% gained 5 or more A*-C including Maths & English
  • 99% of Year 11 students achieved 5 or more passes at A* -C
  • 97% of students achieved an A*-C grade in Maths
  • 98% of students achieved an A*-C grade in English Language
  • 39% of all grades achieved at A* or A
  • 44% of students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades
  • Average grade per student = B+

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