SIAMS Report


The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St John & St

James as a Church of England school is


St John & St James CE Primary school , through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.

The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding.

The effectiveness of the religious education is outstanding.

The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is outstanding.

The Education Act 2005 (Section 48) requires the governing body or foundation governors of Church of England Schools to appoint a person to undertake the inspection of denominational education and collective worship in schools with a religious character.  The inspection process follows a similar pattern to the Ofsted inspection format.

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Pupils make very good progress in Religious Education (RE) because it has a high priority in the curriculum and is taught and monitored well.”  SIAMS, September 2015

The school is unashamedly a Christian school which is highly regarded within the community.” SIAMS March 2011

” Parents are very happy with the school and say it is extremely inclusive, valuing and supporting all families equally well, whether or not they share Christian beliefs “. SIAMS, September 2015


” There is a very strong partnership with the parish church and the children say they feel they are an important part of this community.”  

SIAMS, September 2015