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Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

In addition to  Ofsted inspections, all Church of England schools are also inspected by the Church of England Education Office.  These are called SIAMS inspections and are designed to assess the Christian character in Church schools, as well as overall school performance.

Under previous SIAMS frameworks, they used 'one-word judgements', similar to Ofsted.  However, under the latest framework the gradings have been reduced to one of two possible outcomes.

St John’s C of E Primary School received a  SIAMS inspection on 8th February 2024.

The inspection findings indicate that St John's Church of England Primary School is living up to its foundation as a Church school.

We are very proud of our SIAMS report and would recommend that anyone who is interested in our school takes a few minutes to read the full report:

SIAMS Inspection Report: February 2024 


 Some highlights from the report include:

The school community at St John’s strives to be the best they can be. They flourish because of Christian compassion lived out at every level and a deep awareness of individual needs
There is a rich awareness of a school family living well together and where wellbeing is prioritised. This creates a real sense of belonging... There is an overwhelming awareness of Christian compassion and building each other up which creates a rich essence of community and togetherness
Grounded in ‘whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,’ pupils believe that they have the ability to do anything. They aspire to do well at St John’s. Pupils know how to do their best because they are given clear guidance and objectives. Staff are relentless in ensuring that everyone has the education they deserve