As a Church School we are subject to a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). This occurs every 3 to 5 years depending on the result of the previous inspection. It follows a similar format to an Ofsted inspection but focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. The inspector looks at how this impacts on the attainment and attendance of pupils at the school by looking at how well the school, through its distinctive Christian character meets the needs of all learners, what the impact of collective worship is on the school community and how effective the leadership and management of the school are.
The inspection generally lasts one day during which the inspector observes Collective Worship, interviews pupils, parents, governors, staff and the headteacher. They analyse attainment and attendance data, policies and other documentation. They look at pupils work and classrooms and observe the children in school. They form their judgements based on very stringent criteria.