St Francis CofE Primary School


Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools - SIAMS

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.

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. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

During our latest SIAMS inspection (March 2017), St Francis CofE Primary School received a grading of OUTSTANDING.

" The excellent standard of teaching and learning and a strong emphasis on Christian values 
combine to ensure that pupils at the school receive a high quality, holistic education. All 
stakeholders share the view that the school is at the heart of the community and they work 
together effectively with the result that a positive, effective and supportive learning 
environment is created."

You can view the full report here: St Francis SIAMS Report 2017