As you may be aware all Church Schools are subject to two cycles of inspection: OFSTED and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). I am delighted to inform you that we were judged to be Outstanding in our SIAMS inspection on Friday 12th February 2016 – an improvement on our previous Good rating in our SIAMs in June 2011.
The inspector interviewed pupils, parents, staff and governors; observed lessons; shared in our celebration morning and examined a wide range of evidence including data, children’s books and class portfolios. Thank you to those parents who spoke to the Inspector and helped her to build a true picture of our school.
In all four areas inspected, we were judged to be Outstanding. The results of SIAMs inspections are very important to a church school as they confirm the fundamental values and ethos that underpin everything about the school.
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Oxenhope Church of England Primary School are outstanding
I encourage you to take time to read the full report. It confirms and celebrates the fabulous work that is going on at Oxenhope every day and reinforces and builds on the ‘Good’ Ofsted grading we received in December 2014. Thank you colleagues, governors and our amazing pupils – for your on-going hard work and support: you help to make our school the unique and special place it undoubtedly is.