We are delighted to say that following our most recent inspection, the school has been judged to be outstanding in the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report!
The outstanding leadership of the headteacher, strongly supported by her excellent and cohesive leadership team. Together, they proclaim distinctive and clear Christian values that guide every aspect of life in school.
The positive way in which school leaders have re-energised the quality of teaching and learning to enable rapid improvement in pupils’ attainment and progress, thus meeting their academic needs well, within an inclusive, uncompromising and caring Christian environment.
Relationships in school which are exceptional. Pupils are happy, want to learn, enjoy their learning and speak of their learning experiences with great enthusiasm.
Vibrant and relevant worship that gives pupils enjoyable opportunities to worship in school and the parish church and participate with dignity, reverence and excitement.
Committed governors who maintain a high profile in school and promote and support its work with vigour.
The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners
The whole school community thrives within this ‘oasis’ of Christian love and care which nurtures the academic, personal and spiritual development and wellbeing of every child.
Academic attainment in 2015 was well above the national average in almost all areas and the progress of pupils in school now shows that this level of success will continue. The school is highly effective in using information to track pupils’ progress in learning, and puts strategies in place to ensure they achieve challenging targets.
They also raise money for national charities such as Children in Need, the NSPCC and Macmillan nurses. The school also sponsor two children, one in East India and another in Bolivia by collecting pennies in a wishing well. A moving letter from one of them begins with ‘I greet you in the peace of God …and say goodbye with love’. This really helps pupils’ understanding of the global impact of being a Christian.