Ofsted inspectors are employed by the Government and visit schools to ensure standards are being maintatined and children are achieving in line with expectations.


Inspections are wide ranging and their remit is to determine whether the school matches up to the standards that they have self-evaluated, or whether it is better or worse. They inspect all aspects of the school from teaching, pastoral care and safeguarding to management and leadership ensuring that the school is looking after the pupils to a required statutory standard. Each school is graded on a range of topics and measures.


As a church school we also receive a SIAMS inspection carried out on behalf of the Diocese. It verifies that a church school is offering Christian content and reports whether children are being educated both socially and morally.


Ofsted website:


Please find below our most recent Ofsted report from May 2019 and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 


Ofsted - Parents & Carers letter June 2019.pdf

We are pleased that this inspection report highlights the many positive features of this inclusive school including the significant improvements across the board.

The Senior Leaders and Governors will continue to work together, to ensure that effective action planning addresses the key areas for improvement when the children are being taught at Clifton Hampden in September. The school development plan will include key actions from both schools. Governors monitoring, and staff training will also be linked to these key areas. As a leadership team we will continue to drive improvements which build on the recent successes at both schools and are committed to ensuring the best breadth of education and opportunities for all pupils.

We are delighted to announce that all pupils of both schools in Year 1 have achieved the expected standard in the Phonics Screening Assessment. This is an amazing achievement.


SIAMS Report Highlights (April 2016): 

I am very pleased to share with you the inspection report from our recent Church inspection (28th April 2016). The report highlights that the school is good in its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school. I would like to thank our staff, governors, parents and children who shared our good practice with the inspector during the inspection day. Please read the report below which identifies our key strengths and areas for further improvement.


Highlighted strengths:


"Christian values are embedded in the daily life of the school, contributing to pupils' personal values and achievement."


"The headteacher and staff strive to attain the school's vision for each child, 'Every child, Every chance, Every day' displaying an attitude of Christian inclusivity which values all pupils."


"The relationship with St Paul's Church is strong, and Vicar Jennifer continues to be a dedicated presence for the school"