Ofsted & SIAMS Reports
All schools are subject to inspection by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, which is a non-ministerial Government department. We were last inspected in December 2016 and graded as 'Good'. The report is available to view here.
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. We were last inspected in March 2017 and we were graded as 'Good'. You can read the report here.
"Governors have a very clear and accurate picture of the school’s strengths and weaknesses."
"Pupils say that they enjoy learning about a range of religions including Judaism, Buddhism and Islam. The systematic teaching of Christianity gives pupils a detailed knowledge of both the local Anglican tradition as well as diversity within the Christian faith."
"A school where everyone is valued and where pupils behave well and do their best. Pupils show excellent attitudes to equality and discrimination because this is what is modelled to them routinely by staff. They are very well aware of what is acceptable and what is not. "
"Governors, parents and staff all recognise the priority given to collective worship through the head teacher taking on its leadership."
"Pupils enjoy reading and show a great love of books. For example, in one class, pupils discussed the Harry Potter series of books with maturity, including the relative merits and weaknesses of the novels versus the films. In another example, a group of pupils were very keen to discuss the Roald Dahl book that they were reading and to describe and justify their favourite parts. Pupils were able to find sections of the text with ease. They read them aloud fluently and expressively."
"One parent echoed the thoughts of many by saying, ‘The staff at Steeple Morden Primary School are dedicated, caring and dynamic individuals who really listen to children and parents and who always go that extra mile for each and every child. I feel so lucky that my children are able to attend such a fantastic school.’ "
"Pupils feel very safe at school. They know what bullying is and is not and they say that it happens rarely at Steeple Morden."