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 to assess:
- How effective the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, is in enabling pupils and adults to flourish.
- The impact of collective worship.
- The effectiveness of religious education (RE).
We are really pleased with the report from our most recent inspection in June 2019, which ranked us "Good" overall, and "Excellent" in the impact of collective worship.
The report highlighted our strengths as follows:
- With inspirational new leadership and partnering with BDMAT, the school’s work to meet new expectations for Church of England schools is impressive, and already impacting on everyone.
- All aspects of provision are underpinned by a deeply Christian vision and biblical values. Outcomes for pupils are improving rapidly. Everyone enjoys sustaining and supportive relationships.
- Strong partnerships and quality training ensure that everyone understands the Christian nature of the vision.
- The reshaped curriculum, including Religious Education (RE), promotes the inclusive vision and enables pupils to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally; diversity and difference are promoted and celebrated.
- Collective Worship is excellent and a beacon for pupil-led practice.
You can read the full SIAMS report here.