Steeple Morden Church of England
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 May 22 and were judged to remain a good school. 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.
"Steeple Morden is a caring school. The values of ‘be brave, be kind and be the best you can be’ shine through. Adults care deeply about pupils."
"Adults have high expectations of how pupils should behave. Pupils rise to meet these expectations. They are polite, well mannered and show respect for one another. Some pupils need extra support to help them behave well. When this is the case, adults give pupils the help they need."
"Pupils behave well in class. They listen carefully to adults and each other. There is a culture of mutual respect between adults and pupils. This begins in the Reception class, where children are taught to share, work together and care for each other."
"One parent summed up the view of many when they said, ‘The school is a close knit, friendly community which knows and understands the pupils well'."
"Governors carry out their roles diligently. They are knowledgeable and provide effective challenge and support to leaders to make sure the school continues to improve. Governors and senior leaders look after their staff well. Staff are proud to work at Steeple Morden."
"Pupils say that bullying is rare. If it does happen, or if another child is unkind to them, they say that an adult will help them sort it out. Older pupils know about the risks of online bullying, and what to do if it happens to them."
"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive the help they need. In class, teachers use detailed ‘pupil passports’ to help make necessary adjustments for pupils with SEND. Pupils with SEND access the same wide curriculum as their classmates."