SIAMS Inspection – Graded “OUTSTANDING”

St Paul’s Primary School is proud to announce that it has received a grade of “OUTSTANDING” for its recent SIAMS inspection.


All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are “distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions”.

Inspection focus

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective.

Below are some quotes from the inspectors report:

Life at St Paul’s is infused with an outstanding ethos of Christian family and fellowship, in which, whatever his or her denomination, faith or belief, every individual is valued to the full.

Collective worship is a highly effective binding and transformational element of the St Paul’s community.

As the result of the outstandingly effective leadership and management of religious education (RE) pupils acquire excellent knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the life and teaching of Jesus.

The outstanding dedication and commitment of the governors and leadership at St Paul’s have consolidated the highly distinctive and effective Christian character of St Paul’s School.