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Ofsted and SIAMs reports

St Andrew’s CE High School received its most recent Section 5 Ofsted Inspection on 19th and 20th April 2023.

The inspection team recognised that "Leaders have worked tirelessly to ensure that all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), receive a good quality of education" and that "Pupils feel cared for".  The report states that students "voices are heard and valued by staff who know them well" reinforcing that "Pupils understand the importance of respecting differences between people and celebrate diversity regularly". 

The report leaders who are "tenacious" and "cater well for pupils' personal development"

We are very proud that the report recognises that teachers "skilfully check how well pupils have understood what they have learned before moving them on to more complex concepts."

We encourage you to read the full Ofsted report (please click here) which celebrates the wealth of strength across the school.  

"Pupils are proud to attend this nurturing and highly inclusive school where kindness flourishes."

Ofsted GOOD 2023

The inspectors praised the high standards of pastoral care and safeguarding, and recognised our commitment to providing a broad and balanced education to our students, as well as the excellent careers programme that allows our students to make sensible and well informed choices. Both student and parent voice was immensely positive with the report stating that "staff morale is high.  


If you would like a chance to comment on any part of school life, there is part of the OFSTED website called Parent View. To prevent misuse within the site you will be asked to register  Just follow the on-screen instructions.

Click here to access Parent View.


Purpose and focus of SIAMS Inspections

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate how effective the school is in its distinctive Christian vision; and how this is established and promoted by leadership at all levels, to enable pupils and adults to flourish. 

This is evaluated through seven core 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

The timing of SIAMS inspections is now determined by the overall judgement of the previous Section 48 inspection:

  • Schools judged good or outstanding overall will normally be inspected every 5 years

  • Schools judged satisfactory or inadequate overall will be inspected every 3-5 years.

Our last inspection was on 9th and 10th February 2016 and we were graded GOOD.

Please click here to read our latest SIAMs report.

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