Our effectiveness

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 good:

Our Ofsted Report


You can also click the website link below to view our previous Ofsted reports and assessments:



Parent View

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:

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school



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 outstanding:

⇒ Our SIAMS Report


In summary our SIAMS report judged the following:

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners? Outstanding
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community? Outstanding
  • How effective is the Religious Education? Outstanding
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school? Outstanding


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