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Ofsted and SIAMs reports


St Andrew’s CE High School received its most recent Section 5 Ofsted Inspection on 5th and 6th April 2022.

The inspection team recognised the positive progress the school has made, stating that "The headteacher took up her post in January 2021 following a period of significant leadership instability in the school. She has brought with her a relentless
commitment to bring about change. In her short space of time as headteacher, she
has not shied away from taking difficult decisions." The report states that she "leads St Andrew's Church of England High School with ambition, drive and determination, seeking to bring the school's motto 'aspiration for all, from all' to life.  She sets high expectations for herself, staff and pupils and has brought much needed stability to the school."

The inspectors stated that "Governors are on the same page as leaders and are focused on the right priorities."

The report recognises that Personal Development is 'Good' and that "Staff invest time in finding out about pupils individual circumstances."

The school's curriculum was praised, saying that "Pupils are taught a broad range of subjects that are well planned and well sequenced from Year 7 to Year 11." 

The report goes on to say that "Teachers are experts in their subjects and most explain new learning well. Pupils have regular opportunities to revisit what they have already learned to ensure that they have remembered it. This prepares them for what they will learn next."

We encourage you to read the Ofsted inspection letter to parents (please click here) sent on 08/07/2022 which explains the judgements made and presents the actions the school has, and is, taking.

The inspectors praise 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 largely very positive and some constructive feedback received.  

Please click here to read our latest Ofsted report.

Our improvement plan aligns with the report, identifying areas where we need to improve: greater consistency in teaching and learning across some subject areas, consistently high expectations in every classroom and educating our young people on the language they use towards each other.


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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