27th October 2014


We are delighted to be able to share with you that we have been graded as ‘Outstanding’ following our recent SIAMS Inspection. On Tuesday, 7th October, All Saints underwent a Statutory Inspection of Anglican/Methodist Schools Inspection which judges the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church of England school. The main focus is in the outcomes, that is the impact of provision rather than the provision itself. It examines how well the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meets the needs of all learners; the impact of collective worship on the school community; the effectiveness of religious education and the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school. Many members of our Church and community supported on the day and as always, the children were our best ambassadors - so huge thanks to them. Please do read the full report attached. The summary statement says:

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of All Saints Primary School as a Church of England school are outstanding.

  •          The dynamic leadership of the Headteacher who, together with dedicated governors and committed staff, is very effective in promoting the Christian vision of the school.
  •          The school’s strong emphasis on explicit Christian Values significantly impact on the daily behaviours and individual development of pupils.
  •          There are clear links between the school’s Christian values, collective worship and religious education with each having Jesus and the teachings of the Bible as their focus.
  •          Pupils are encouraged and supported extremely well in striving to be the best they can and their achievements are celebrated within the whole school community.

Other quotes are:

‘The well-being and academic progress that pupils make in their learning is central in the school’s approach to its Christian ethos. The school’s nurturing ethos ensures that pupils and their families are sensitively supported both emotionally and academically.’


‘Behaviour is outstanding both in lessons and outside of the classrooms. Pupils with special educational needs make especially good progress due to the care taken by the school in addressing their individual needs.’


‘The school’s Mission Statement, ‘Nurturing Hearts, Inspiring Minds’ was created collaboratively with all stakeholders and the school’s success in achieving this mission statement was evidenced during the inspection. Parents and governors are very positive about the school’s teaching and care provision, describing the school as a welcoming family where their ideas and concerns are always listened to and considered.’


‘The school takes decisive action for the welfare of its pupils and this is evidenced in the significantly improved pupil attendance.’

‘Adults in the school know the pupils really well, with mutual respect and positive relationships clearly evident throughout the whole school community. The pupils have a strong concern for people in the world less fortunate than themselves and their charity work demonstrates their commitment to helping others.’

‘Parents met during the inspection were very positive about the school and are particularly complimentary of the approachability and care.’


The staff, governors and children are extremely proud of the judgements made about our school. It is a reward for the efforts of the whole school community in consciously living out our aims and values. Well done to everybody!