Ofsted Inspection

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Our last Ofsted inspection took place in November 2017, when we were delighted to be judged as an outstanding school in all aspects.

Here are some quotes from the Inspection Report:

  • The headteacher and deputy headteacher are uncompromising in their ambition for pupils.
  • Leaders at all levels, including governors, have made outstanding contributions to the sustained and significant improvements in teaching and pupils’ achievement.
  • Teaching and learning are consistently good or outstanding. Expectations and aspirations for pupils are exceptionally high.
  • All groups of pupils make progress that is above the average for schools nationally.
  • Pupils are very well cared for, and the provision for their safety is exemplary.
  • The school curriculum is enriched with opportunities for pupils to engage in a wide range of activities both within the school and in the wider community.
  • Pupils’ attitudes to learning are extremely positive across the whole school.
  • The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is outstanding.
  • Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make exceptional progress from their starting points.
  • Pupils behaviour around the school is exemplary.

You can read the full report below:

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

All church schools have a religious inspection in addition to Ofsted. This looks at the Christian character of the school and how it is used to meet the needs of the learners.

Our last SIAMS Inspection was in April 2016, when we were delighted to be judged as outstanding. Here are some quotes from the report:

  • The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Christ Church [...] as a Church of England school are outstanding.
  • Astute spiritual leadership, commitment and dedication by the headteacher [...] is instrumental in the creation of a distinctively Christian school that is inclusive, welcoming and harmonious.
  • Exemplary pastoral care and intervention strategies [...] enable pupils to realise their potential.
  • This explicitly Christian school is outstanding in the work it does.
  • The promotion of core Christian values embraced by the school sets the expectation for how all should live and is embodied in the motto, ‘God loves everyone equally’.
  • Worshipping is integral to all aspects of school life and pupils recognise the importance and significance of meeting together regularly for worship.
  • Standards of behaviour are exemplary and pupils are aware of boundaries for correct behaviour and the explicit Christian values that underpin this attitude

You can read the full report below:

SACRE Report

In June 2016 we had an audit of our current RE and Collective Worship provision, conducted by SACRE on behalf of the local authority. You can read the very positive report below:

Letters of Congratulations

The above letters are in pdf format.