OFSTED

Ashton St. Peter’s Church of England VA Primary School was inspected in November 2013.

We are very pleased to report that our school has been graded as a ‘Good School’ under the new September 2012 Ofsted framework, which is a very rigorous process. The report is extremely positive and we are very proud of the many statements which highlight why we are such a good school:

In their report Ofsted said: ‘Good teaching overall, and some which is outstanding, ensures pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is above average by the end of Year 2 and remains strong by Year 4’.

‘Behaviour is good and often excellent. Pupils are polite and courteous to adults and each other. They play and work well together’.

Please follow the link below to read the full inspection report.

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An ‘Outstanding Church School’

As a Church of England School we have an additional inspection that takes place within a cycle of 5 years. On Wednesday 26th February 2014 our ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) took place.  Following this we have now received our SIAMS Report which contains details of the inspector’s findings.

The inspection report is attached and we are very pleased to report to you that our school has been graded as an ‘Outstanding Church School’ under the new September 2013 SIAMS framework, which is a very rigorous process. The report is extremely positive and we are very proud of the many strengths identified by the Inspector;

‘The distinctive Christian ethos runs through every area of the school life as the writing runs through a stick of rock.’

‘Worship is central to the life of the school, giving adults and children opportunities to learn about God and Jesus, to pray, reflect and develop spiritually’.

‘The high profile of religious education results in its status as a core subject….Assessment data confirms that pupils are often working beyond expected levels with achievement comparable to those in literacy’

The headteacher, staff and governors passionately share a clear vision ‘to seek to open our hearts and minds to the love of God and learning’.

‘The distinctive Christian character of the school promoting love, care and respect are proclaimed and experienced as soon as one enters the school’

Thank you for your positive contributions to the process and through our annual Religious Education Questionnaires.

‘Typical of the many comments are ‘there is warmth and love for everyone and respect for life outside of school’ and ‘children give thanks to God’. They also acknowledge the reaching out of the school ‘especially in times of difficulty’.

Please follow the link below to read the full SIAMS report.

SIAMS REPORT FRONT SHEET FEB 2014

FINAL SIAMS REPORT ASHTON FEB 2014