As a church school we are inspected by the National Society (the National Society for Promoting Religious Education) with the objective to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
A SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
Our most recent inspection in July 2014 ranked us "Outstanding" and highlighted our strengths as follows:
- The explicit Christian character of the school, articulated by the whole school community and exemplified through high quality displays of spiritual values and a website reflecting this ethos.
- The strong Christian leadership of the headteacher and his vision for the school, shared by all stakeholders.
- The creative and challenging Religious Education led by a very knowledgeable co-ordinator, enabling pupils to think deeply about area of ultimate concern.
You can read the full SIAMS report here.
Our previous inspection in December 2008 was also “Outstanding” and summarised:
“Coleshill Primary School is an outstanding Church of England school. There is a purposeful and energetic Christian vision expressed through the headteacher and the governing body that impacts upon the whole school community. The strength and impact of this Christian character is apparent immediately on meeting parents, pupils and staff. Pupils and parents recognise, enjoy and wholeheartedly endorse the Christian character of the school which extends into all aspects of school life.”