Standards & Performance
Ofsted Inspection Report
We received a full Section 5 Inspection on 15th and 16th April 2015.
We received a Section 8 Inspection on 1st May 2018.
What does Ofsted tell me?
School inspection reports will have information such as:
how well inspectors think the school is doing and what it could do to make things even better
how well pupils are doing, both in their education and their overall well-being and personal development
what parents and carers think about the school
how up to date the school buildings are, including any boarding school living accommodation
how any problems or complaints are dealt with
how the school complies with rules and regulations.
The school inspection report often helps parents and carers decide if they want to send their child to the school. In particular it includes an overall score for how good a school is:
The duration of the inspection and contents of the report depend on the type of inspection the school has received.
We received a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) on 10th February 2016.
Church of England schools are established primarily for the communities they are located in. They are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.
Church schools are recognised for their distinctive Christian ethos and the impact this has on standards and all round education. The proportions of Church schools regarded as ‘outstanding’ (by Ofsted) is much higher than the national norm and yet the Church schools are fully inclusive.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.
All state primary pupils in England are tested at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6). Many schools run ‘unofficial’ optional SATs in years 3 to 5 as well.
Year 6 children take their tests on set dates in mid-May. Results are then submitted to the school’s Local Authority and to parents by the end of the summer term.
Things work a little differently for year 2 children now – it used to be that their results were solely based on the tests but there has been a move towards teachers making a general judgement (‘teacher assessment’). They will use the test scores to inform this, alongside other evidence, such as the understanding shown by pupils in their classwork. The tests can be given to children at any time during the year and they shouldn’t be particularly aware of what they’re used for or their significance – most schools keep things very low key.