We would like to share with you the results of an inspection that took place on 29th November 2019 – a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). In a similar way to Ofsted, all Church of England schools are visited regularly to evaluate the key question: How effective is the school's distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling all pupils and adults to flourish? 

This is explored through seven strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of Collective Worship
  • The effectiveness of Religious Education

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church School. In addition, a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for Collective Worship. The new framework came into force in September 2018, and makes it far more difficult for schools to achieve the highest grade. The new criteria are exceptionally rigorous and challenging; exploring the way a school strives to fulfil the seven strands.

We are delighted to tell you that we received an overall grade of Excellent (the highest grade), and were also judged to be Excellent in the impact of Collective Worship. In the Birmingham Diocese, we are the first school to have been deemed Excellent since the new framework came into force!

For more information you can read the full report which can be found in our 'Inspections and Assessments' section by clicking here.