Section 48 Validations are carried out on behalf of the Bishop of our Diocese. As our school is part of Portsmouth Diocese, inspectors come into school, observe morning registration, assemblies, RE lessons and interview staff & students regarding the provision of Catholic Education we provide. Much like a Section 5 OFSTED Inspection, we are graded on how we perform. In our last validation we were deemed ‘Outstanding’ in every category. Please see the report from the Portsmouth Diocese Inspectors below.