Ofsted and SIAMs reports


St Andrew’s CE High School received its most recent Section 5 Ofsted Inspection on 5th and 6th June 2018.

The inspection followed a significant period of challenge at St Andrew’s including over a year without a permanent head teacher.  Since 2018 the school has made significant strides towards the 'good' judgement it anticipates at its next inspection. 

Please click here to read our latest Ofsted report.

Ofsted inspection letter to parents 05/07/18

Our improvement plan aligns with the report, identifying a number of areas where we need to improve: greater consistency in teaching and learning across all subject areas, sharpening of the challenge of high attaining young men and consistently high expectations of our students.

The inspectors acknowledge 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 ‘highly effective careers education’ that allows our young men to make sensible and well informed choices. Both student and parent voice was largely very positive and some constructive feedback received.


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.