St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is subject to two types of school inspections that judge our effectiveness. Ofsted inspections take place at our school because we are a local education authority maintained school. SIAMS inspections take place at our school because we are an Anglican church school.
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Please click the link below to read our most recent Ofsted report in which our overall effectiveness was graded as outstanding:
“There are many reasons why the school is successful, the most significant of which are the exceptional leadership, teaching and care provided for pupils. As a result, pupils have extremely positive attitudes to school. They achieve outstandingly well to reach exceptionally high standards and they make excellent progress in their personal development. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.” (Ofsted, 2007)
In summary our Ofsted report judged the following:
You can also click the website link below to view our previous Ofsted reports and our interim assessment statement:
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.
Please click the link below to access Parent View:
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The principal objective of a SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Please click the link below to read our most recent SIAMS report in which our overall distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school was graded as good:
“There are good relationships between all members of the school community and parents speak very positively about the very distinctive caring and nurturing ethos of the school. Pupils report that ‘teachers are kind and look after us’. Pupils feel valued and, in turn, value each other. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Pupils show sensitivity towards the needs and thoughts of others, especially those of different ethnicities and religions.” (SIAMS, 2012)
In summary our SIAMS report judged the following: