Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School



Welcome to the CJM website. Whilst it is difficult to anticipate the needs of those who visit the site, we have sought to make information accessible and navigation simple. I am very proud to be the head of CJM and even more proud of our girls.


We are delighted with our Ofsted report and the following we’d like to highlight the following:

  • This school continues to be good.
  • You have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection with your leadership team. You successfully addressed the areas identified for improvement from the previous inspection, improving outcomes in GCSE examinations, with above average results, positive benefits of the school’s consistent approach to the assessment of pupils’ work.
  • You know your pupils as individuals. The school’s Catholic ethos is reflected in the caring relationships between staff and pupils.
  • Pupils show consideration towards each other and to those less fortunate than themselves. ‘The faith is a real strength of the school.’
  • Pupils feel safe and supported in the school strong pastoral care.
  • Safeguarding is effective.
  • Safeguarding records are detailed and of high quality. Pupils said, ‘we are supported and helped’. Pupils feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe.
  • Are acting decisively to improve students’ outcomes. Students in the sixth form are engaged and enjoy their learning because teachers plan effectively.
  • Leadership of special educational needs is now a strength of the school.
  • Pupils take pride in their work and their books are well presented.


Do please have a read as our girls deserve to be proud of our achievements. Click here to read the full report.



Reports from external reviews include:

“The provision and experience of Catholic Life … is outstanding”

“Students from all key stages are incredibly proud of their school”

“Excellent opportunities are provided to students to develop their personal gifts and talents”.

(Diocese of Westminster)

Inclusion Quality Mark– 2016

The convent of Jesus and Mary Language College is an exceptional school that provides high quality education for catholic young women. Staff members show care, dedication and a high level of professionalism to ensure that the school provides a safe and secure environment for girls to learn and grow both emotionally and spiritually.

“Outstanding behaviour – student’s exhibit exemplary behaviour and a mature attitude to school… it is a safe place to learn”.      (Ofsted 2013)


In our recent mock-Ofsted review in November 2015, the following comments were made:

The overall effectiveness is: Good


Summary of Key Findings:

  1. Students make outstanding progress from their starting points on entry to the school. Attainment at GCSE has risen in 2015 and is now above the national average. Progress in English is outstanding. Progress in mathematics is accelerating and is good.

  2. The quality of teaching is very good and there are many examples of outstanding practice. Teaching is vibrant and personalised to both the teacher and to the students. The quality of marking is of a very good quality.

  3. Students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding. Students show pride in themselves and their school. Sixth form and Key Stage 4 students are exemplary role models for younger students. Students are very well prepared for life beyond school.

  4. The school’s work to keep students safe is exceptionally thorough. Because of this, students feel safe and they are happy.

  5. The headteacher’s is a highly effective leader. She has established a culture of high expectation and ambition. One of the keys to the success of the school is the speed at which any area of relative underperformance is tackled.

  6. Robust self-evaluation at all levels of leadership holds staff accountable for the achievement of students and the quality of teaching. The leadership of teaching and learning is a particular strength of the school.