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SIAMS Inspection

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

In addition to Ofsted inspections, Church schools also undergo a denominational inspection - a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, SIAMS, which assesses the effectiveness of Church of England schools as Church schools.

At the heart of the SIAMS process is school self-evaluation carried out by staff and governors. This evidence is then examined by an inspector who also makes his or her own observations before producing a report based around four key questions.

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

This enables a judgement to be made against set grade criteria.

Our school was inspected in February 2019 and we were delighted to be rated as Good. The report can be downloaded below.