Inspection Reports

Please find below the summaries and links to any external Inspection Reports that we have had at St Augustine’s. 

SIAMS Inspection Report – November 2022  

Our whole school community are rightly proud of our Excellent SIAMS inspection. It is a recognition of the incredible hard-working inclusive community that we are all a part of past, present and future. We are incredibly proud to have been awarded ‘Excellent’ in all categories in our November 2022 SIAMS inspection report (available to download below). 

The report stated that: 

The lives of pupils at St Augustine’s are transformed because they are nurtured and cherished by skilled, caring and insightful adults in the school. School leaders and staff, motivated by the school’s vision, go to exceptional lengths to ensure that pupils, particularly the most vulnerable, have hopeful futures. 

The visionary work-related curriculum, driven by the school’s Christian vision, is instrumental in sowing aspiration and self-belief in pupils in this inner-city school, which serves a very deprived area. Pupils achieve far beyond their expectations. 

Pupils respond powerfully to the school’s Christian vision by striving to be ‘the best we can be’. In addition to strong academic performance, this results in a vibrant student voice, which has a significant impact on the life of the school. 

Religious Education (RE) is a flagship department in the school. Lessons are expertly led, participative and provide a safe space for discussing important and controversial issues. As a result, students rightly develop a love of the subject and achieve highly. 

The collective worship programme has been carefully crafted to reflect the school’s Christian vision and values. It is absolutely central to pupils’ experience of school and is a wonderful unifying factor for the many different religions and ethnic groups in the school. 

The report focuses on one overreaching question: 

How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish? 

The outcomes of the report are: 

  • The impact of collective worship – Excellent
  • The effectiveness of religious education (RE) – Excellent
  • Overall grade – Excellent

As in all inspection reports, there are areas for development which are usually focused on ways in which the school can improve. In this case the inspector has asked the school to share its expertise:  

 ‘To seek further opportunities to spread the excellent practice in collective worship and trauma informed behaviour management to other schools, so that they can benefit from the insights at St Augustine’s.’

Graded Excellent In All Three Categories

Read the full report below:

OFSTED Inspection Report

We are pleased to share with you our latest OFSTED report, which reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents and carers for their continued support and engagement, which has contributed to our success. Under the new, more challenging OFSTED framework, we have been graded as a ‘Good’ school in all categories, including effective Safeguarding arrangements and ‘Outstanding’ for our Personal Development Curriculum.

“The vision of faith, hope and love is central to this school. The core values of kindness and inclusion are guiding principles.” (OFSTED March 2023)

 The report highlights many positive aspects of our school, including our strong leadership and management, our ambitious curriculum and our inclusive nature. We are particularly proud that the report recognises our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students and that our students feel happy and well-supported.

“Leaders have high expectations, including for pupils’ behaviour. They provide pupils with support and guidance. Pupils are safe, happy and well cared for by staff. Pupils appreciate staff’s approach to managing behaviour in a fair and reflective way.” (OFSTED March 2023)

At St Augustine’s, we place great emphasis on providing an education that supports the personal development of our students alongside their academic achievements. We believe that this is essential to prepare our young people for the challenges of the future and to equip them with the skills and attributes needed to thrive in their personal and professional lives. We will continue to build on this success to ensure that our Personal Development offer remains at the heart of everything we do.

We are committed to addressing the two areas identified to continue to provide the best possible education for our students. We will be working close with our staff and governors to implement the recommendations of the report and ensure that we continue to improve in all areas.

Our OFSTED report supports our fantastic SIAMS Inspection Report that we also received in November, where we were awarded with the highest grades possible in all three areas. Please click on the link to access and read our full report.