THE Bishop of Warrington visited a Westbrook school to help to celebrate its impressive inspection report.

Rt Rev Beverley Mason visited St Philip, Westbrook on last month.

She took part in an act of worship and blessed the school during the day.

She was presented with a certificate to cure a person with Leprosy which is match funded and means two people will be cured. The children had also made a card with prayers inside.

Later she visited the school’s new spiritual garden and blessed it with water from Walsingham Abbey – known as England’s Nazareth.

This garden was designed by the Ethos group and built by one of the governors and has been designed to be a quiet place to sit, pray and be calm.

The visit was also a chance to celebrate the school’s recent statutory inspection which led to it being deemed excellent in all areas.

The inspector said: “St Philip’s is an exemplary Christian school within Westbrook community.

“It offers a warm inclusive welcome, reflecting the light of Jesus.

“It is the school of choice for many parents, whether they have a faith or non-faith background because of a belief in shared core principles.

“Christian values of fairness and fellowship, carefully selected by the pupil ethos team, exude an uncompromising mission for Christian compassion.

“Pupils are impressive in their ability to quote biblical references relating to their school’s vision and values.

“They apply these beliefs to all relationships and attitudes to work.

“Consequently, behaviour in school is excellent and academic standards in all subjects are high.”

The Bishop was very impressed with the school and the children she met.