OFSTED report February 2018

Ashton St Peter’s VA CofE Primary School 10041779 PDF Final

Ofsted letter to parents – March 2018


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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.