The school was last inspected by Ofsted in February 2014 and judged to be Outstanding. Read more and see the full Ofsted report.
We are delighted to announce that the outcome of our SIAMS Inspection on 20th March 2019 is a grading of ‘Excellent’. This is the highest outcome possible under the new inspection framework and replaces the ‘Outstanding’ grade of the previous one. This is a fantastic achievement for our whole school community and fully recognises all of the hard work of everyone involved.
The final report fully highlights many of the great things that happen to enable both pupils and adults to thrive. During the inspection, all of the children were wonderful representatives of our school and spoke so knowledgeably and proudly about what happens each and every day. Here are a few of the many excellent findings:
- The outstanding leadership of the Headteacher and governors drives the inclusive and distinctively Christian vision which permeates daily life in this school.
- Leaders can articulate how their vision is underpinned by the Bible passage ‘Love each other as I have loved you’ John 15:12, demonstrating their belief that every child is created in the image of God and therefore equally valued.
- Leadership is passionate in its pursuit of the holistic development of every individual child and ensures equality of opportunity for each pupil in order that they should fulfil their God-given potential.
- Deep thinking is resulting in pupils being great advocates of change. They demonstrate ‘loving others as theyare loved’ by choosing to support local, national and international charities.
- This is a happy school where pupils and staff model the Christian vision to value and love each other. Staff feel cared for and cared about, likening themselves to one big family. New staff say they immediately feel welcome and included.
- The school’s Christian ethos supports pupils to become confident and well-rounded individuals aspiring to be the best that they can be. Pupils model their behaviour on the teachings of Jesus and behaviour across the school is good.
- As a result of the caring vision, the school is truly inclusive. Pupils demonstrate the Christian ethos of the school by welcoming new pupils and respecting each other’s differences.
- Daily collective worship is central to school life.
- Prayer and reflection are a natural part of school life with opportunities offered in different ways during the day, including during worship, saying grace before lunch and child-led prayer at the end of each day.
My grateful thanks to the children, staff, families, governors as well as church and Trust representatives for their contributions to the process and their hard work and support every day to make our school the best it can be. I am extremely proud to have had our achievements recognised in this way and look forward to us continuing and building upon, our fantastic work as a church school.
See the SIAMS Inspection Report March 2019