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Shrewsbury Cathedral

Catholic Primary School and Nursery

What our Parents think

RE inspection Letter - December 2022

These are some of the comments taken from our March 2024 survey:


Great school, with well behaved and polite children, hardworking and caring staff who set high standards and uphold expectations. Could not ask for anything more!


It was lovely to meet my child's teacher and see what work they have been completing whilst at school. Great feedback and direction for my child's learning for the remainder of the school year.


The school is excellent. Teachers and all the staff members are always welcoming and very supportive. I have recommended some parents and they do not have regrets.


My daughter’s mental health has greatly improved this academic year due to her amazing teacher!


All members of staff are extremely kind and helpful, nothing is too much trouble.I have raised a concerns about my child’s behaviour and possibly needing SENCO assistance. The matter was noted and will be actioned. As a parent I felt heard.


Jan 2024

Email from a family moving to Australia.

We will definitely miss the academic and non academic staff as everyone were so lovely and professional towards us. 

We take this opportunity to thank everyone to give our children an opportunity to start their school life such a lovely school and teachers. 

It’s hard to say goodbye but circumstances made us to take decisions and move further.

We wish everyone very all best and May the Lord Jesus Christ bless us all.

With best regards and Prayers 

Thursday 21st December


I just wanted to take the time to say how amazing Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary were this half term! The children were really engaged with the activities each week and gave everything a go. The teachers were also really supportive, and I hope they were able to see how simple delivering cricket can be with the Chance to Shine lesson plans.

Sunday 17th December - New Youth Choir at the Cathedral


Just wanted to let you know that the 8 children that attended the carol concert really did a fantastic job! Their singing was angelic! And their behaviour was superb! It was a joy to watch them!


Dear / Shrewsbury Cathedral Team


I just want to say thank you for being a supportive , helpful and kind with me and my daughter. I am happy for my daughter to be part of this family as you follow the word of God.

The staff act as a family, I am so blessed to take a part of this amazing school as a lunch time supervisor and a volunteer, you encouraged me to start my new career in UK, genuinely I am so thankful for that.

We are so sad to leave this amazing school, you are the best!


I can't say thank you enough for all you have done for my son. What a fantastic few years of education you have provided. I wish every school setting was like you - all the staff are so lovely and supportive, nothing is too much trouble.

We will miss you all so much, you have made such an impact on us. Thank you for giving me a happy, positive, achieving 11year old.


I just wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to you and all who have supported my son this year.

I'm incredibly proud of all he has accomplished this year.

This year has been incredibly difficult for us as a family, but this has been made a little easier knowing he has been fully supported.

We know it hasn't been easy some days, but everyone's perseverance has been very much appreciated.

We have seen how he has grown in his learning and form some nice friendships and really show his personality, it is so nice to see him finally smile.

We wish you all a well-deserved rest over the summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.


Just got home from my last day of work experience and I just thought I'd email in to say a big thank you to you and the school. The staff and the students have been nothing but welcoming and loving since the start of the week and I have loved and enjoyed every second of it, ten times more than I thought I would. I have learnt so much and this week has definitely fueled my interest in teaching. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for having me.



I just wanted to express how sad it is that we are leaving Shrewsbury. My children have thrived at your school and you have treated us like family. What a fantastic school you have!


I just wanted to send a quick email to say a big thank you to everyone at Shrewsbury Cathedral Primary for making me feel so welcome in what has been a crazy term for us all.


The children have really loved their Rocksteady lessons, and I have loved seeing them progress musically on their instruments and simply enjoy a bit of normality. Thank you for all your support in making this happen and for helping me get more children involved.




Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for putting everything in place to protect everyone. I would not have expected anything different from the school. It is appreciated. We hope that everyone stays well.


Year 3/4 Chestnut parent


Thank you for the welcome pack, it was a lovely pack with all the information needed and a wonderfully positive attitude. The nature aspect is a real positive for me personally as I am trying to introduce my family to a more sustainable lifestyle. I can honestly say I have never read a more encouraging welcome pack and all the staff photos are lovely and full of smiles. Many thanks again



Just to confirm that sadly this is my son's last week at school . We would like to thank you all for teaching and looking after him over the last 12 months. He has truly thrived at your School!

Kind regards


Year 5 Parent


I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your fantastic team of teachers that have helped my son settle in.


Mr Higgins has been truly fantastic, from the first visit, my son was made to feel like he belonged and nothing was too much trouble. You have got the balance perfect in The Dell, it's a special place that he loved.


I would never have thought that he would be in the position he is now, attending school full time and more importantly, really enjoying himself and happy...with friends!!


Your staff are amazing, so good at what they do, they are a real credit to the school. 


I would just like to mention the amazing Mrs Hunt, who has become a firm favourite in our house. She is so patient and kind. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to guide him.


He has already said how sad he is going to be in the holidays when he won't be in school.


Thank you for all the hard work that you do, I can't thank you enough.

Kind Regards 


12.2.20 – Dog’s Trust


Hello Mr Hawes,


I just wanted to say thank you for the warm welcome I received whilst visiting your school today.


All of the KS2 classes were a pleasure to meet, they were keen to listen and learn. It was a pleasure to spend time with them today.


Thank you once again for inviting me into your school.


Kind regards   



Shropshire and Staffordshire Education & Community Officer 

Farewell from a much loved Governor:




I have been a governor for around 7 years and, during that time, I have seen the school go through much change and periods of ups and downs. I am leaving at the time when I am most confident that the school is in a good place with high quality, solid and committed leadership and a teaching and support staff who are equally as committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our children and their families. I will miss the people greatly and recognise that they are an inspirational and dedicated team who have worked incredibly hard to put the school in the good place where it stands today.


Can I take this opportunity to thank you personally for all you have done and ask you to pass on my sincere thanks to all of the staff at Cathedral Primary for all they have done, and continue to do, for our school, families, children and community.


I hope everyone has a very warm and wonderful Christmas and are able to have so well-earned rest and relaxation over the next couple of weeks. 

Parents' Evening 10.10.19

Here are some quotes from the Parental Questionnaire.


EYFS - ' Great to hear that my son has settled in so well."

Year 1 - 'My daughter has blossomed since starting this school.'

Year 2 - 'My daughter is doing really well and feel happy and safe at this school.'

Year 3 - 'I am very happy with the staff at the school, they have high standards of teaching and learning.'

Year 4 - 'I am very happy with this school - keep it up.'

Year 5 - 'I am extremely impressed with this school both academically and pastorally.'

Year 6 - 'Just a big thank you for teaching my daughter.'


19.7.19 - Some quotes from the report replies and cards


Thank you for everything you have done for my son since he started in December 2019. We now have a happy little boy who loves to come to school and learn everyday.


We were delighted to receive the report for our daughter. We are so pleased to hear how well she has settled in and progressed, and the level of her work! It goes without saying that she loves the school, the teachers and her friends.


We are extremely pleased with the progress my son has made, both academically and emotionally. We are grateful for the support and nurturing he has received from the staff and headteacher over the year.


We are happy and proud!


Quote from the Artist!


I have had a wonderful week in school and thoroughly enjoyed working with such a polite, thoughtful and engaging school community. Thank you



I just want to say thank you to Mrs Herbert and Mr Hawes for putting my daughter into the maths competition at Wrekin College the other week.  She really enjoyed it, and was absolutely delighted that she  did so well. 


Miss Young might also be pleased to know that two children you taught last year were half of the winning team from Belvidere at a Maths competition between 7 schools at Concord College today, beating teams that included the High School and Shrewsbury School.


It is lovely to have children who enjoy maths!

We are very proud of our school and the high expectation we have regarding behaviour and learning. During the academic year we offer parents and carers the opportunity to comment on the school through questionnaires, parents' evenings, reports and after school events to name a few. Below are a selection of comments that our parents and carers have made about the school. Also if you would like to tell Ofsted what you think about our school please visit

Parents' Evening - Wednesday 27th February 2019


"The school is welcoming and is well presented. Staff are always helpful, friendly and deal quickly with any concerns."


"I am always happy with the attention my children get as pupils and as I get as a parent."


"I am really happy with my children's progress since they joined in December."

24.1.18 - Parents' Evening

"We are very glad we moved our children to this school. There is a really positive and welcoming atmophere, and the children are challenged."


"I would happily recommend this school to all of my family and friends."


"I am extremely happy with the progress my child is making at the school. All the staff are very helpful, lovely and professional."





On behalf of Historic England and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings, I just want to say a huge thank you to you and the staff at Shrewsbury Catholic Cathedral School for the wonderful contribution that your year 6 students made to our time capsule. We were absolutely delighted with the response to the project that we had from your school, and it was such a pleasure to meet the class. They are a credit to the school.



Thank you for the wonderful start my child has received in her journey through school. Mrs Marmaras and her team are fantastic and we are very grateful for their care and support for her.


A reception parent



Hey just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself the teachers and the children for my card! A very thoughtful thing to do!


Please apologise to the teachers I didn’t get a chance to say thank you and goodbye personally because I had to rush off to pick up a young person I support. Personally thank you to yourself for listening to my vision and giving it a chance in your school.


A huge thanks to the school as a whole for embracing the mentoring Scheme! The real reason it has worked so well is that all staff have seen the value from an early stage and felt comfortable to share information with me, which has been valuable going into sessions to understand the Children’s wellbeing


The children have all been a huge credit, always respectful, polite and a pleasure to work with!


Many thanks, Andy Smith - Embrace



I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the staff that supported the year 6 throughout this year and during the SATs. My son actually really enjoyed the week and the breakfast was a big hit. Many thanks, year 6 parent


Easter Liturgy


Dear Mrs Coggins and Mr Hawes,


Having been fortunate to be at the School Easter Concert last night I would like to say how much I enjoyed the event.The singing and enthusiasm of all the pupils was amazing. I was very impressed with the confidence all the speakers showed. I found the entire performance very moving.


Yours sincerely,

Vice chair Catholic Women’s League.


From a family returning to Australia

I would like to say big thank you to all the teachers, headteachers and yourself for all your effort and patience, to our family, especially Chantelle. She has totally enjoyed the school and will be very sad to leave the school. The school has transformed her into a confident and caring child today, which we sincerely appreciated. We are also very delighted to see her getting to know more about God which is important for us as a Christian family.


Parents' Evening 9.11.17

"I am really happy with my child's progress and I know that she is being stretched appropriately."


"I am very happy with the learning journey my child gets here; this is why I would love my younger child to attend this school."


"My child has settled into the school so well and I am so grateful for all the support she has received from the school."


"It's a lovely, supportive environment for my children."


Welcome back Mass 8.9.17

"A very fitting way to start the Year."

"The children's behaviour was impeccable!"


Harvest Festival Assembly 12.10.17

"Wonderful assembly, lots of smiles."

"Very enjoyable - a joy!"