Our whole school community are rightly proud of our Outstanding SIAMS inspection. It is a recognition of the incredible hard-working inclusive community that we are all a part of past, present and future.
Inspectors found that:
‘The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners’
Every individual, whatever his or her denomination, faith or belief is valued and nurtured to ‘be the best you can be’. ‘Because they care about everyone we are like a big family,’ commented a Year 10 student.
‘The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding’
Although the overarching content is essentially Anglican and Christian, students of all denominations, faiths and no faith enjoy worship. ‘As we pray together you feel you are part of a family,’ a Muslim Year 8 student observed.
‘The effectiveness of the religious education is outstanding’
Attainment and achievement in RS at GCSE, AS and A2 levels are outstanding by school and national comparisons. Outstanding progress in Year 7 is sustained to Year 9 when attainment meets GCSE thresholds. ‘RS helps mould us from Year 7 onwards’, observed a Year 11 student.
‘The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is outstanding’
Students exhibit high levels of discipline and positive behaviour because students and staff share the same principles of forgiveness and restorative justice. A teacher commented, ‘this is a school I want to work at and my daughter to go to’. The education provided is holistic and meticulously meets the needs of a diverse range of learners.