Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

All church schools are SIAMS inspected. The inspections focus on aspects of the school which make it distinctive as a church school, and will occur within a five year period. 

The overall purpose of this SIAMS inspection (also known as Section 48) is to answer the question: 'How distinctive and effective is the school as a church school?'

The inspection and ensuing report comment on and grade four key questions:

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is religious education?
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school, as a church school?

The starting point for every inspection is the school's own evaluation of itself as a church school. Schools record evidence and form judgements on the four key questions which form the basis of SIAMS. This is an ongoing process involving different members of the school community.

Click here for our Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS) Report April 2012

Click here for our Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS) Report  September 2009

Note: The SIAS report is now called the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report