OFSTED and SIAMS Reports

Our recent Ofsted Inspection on 15th/16th January 2020,
confirms that
St. Mary’s continues to be a good school.

The Inspection, under a new Framework, has recognised the many strengths of the school. The full report is attached below for you to read, but some key highlights include:

St. Mary’s remains a happy, caring community.

Leaders make sure that individuals get the help they need.

Leaders put reading at the heart of pupils’ learning.

The school’s values and curriculum support pupils’ personal development very well.

We are particularly pleased that the Inspector recognised our ethos as a strength, as this is something we are rightly proud of.

I would like to thank all staff and governors for their incredible hard work and commitment. I would also like to thank the children who were an absolute credit to us – as always!

During the inspection the Inspector commented on the significant amount of positive feedback received from parents.

We are very grateful for your continued support and we look forward to continuing these successes together.

Our Ofsted Inspection on 5th & 6th May 2016, assessed the school as ‘Good’ in all areas.

The report praises changes made since the last inspection and recognises many areas of achievement.

Here are some key highlights from the report:

"The school has improved quickly because leaders and teachers have worked together successfully and improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress."

"Teachers have high expectations for learning and behaviour."

"The school provides a caring and safe environment."

"Across the school, and from their different starting points, pupils are making good progress in a wide range of subjects."

As a Church of England School, we receive regular inspections under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools framework of the National Society (SIAMS Report). The principal objective of these inspections is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school. Our SIAMS Inspection in June 2013 and again in April 2018 graded St. Mary's as 'Outstanding'.

Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, regulates and inspects schools and other institutions. With each formal inspection of a school, an inspection report is produced. More information on Ofsted's activities, for parents and carers, is available here.

The full reports are available below.