SIAMS Report

What is a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools or SIAMS?

King William Street CE Primary School is a Church of England school so is inspected using  the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. This framework provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

What does the Inspection focus on?

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it.The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Consequently inspectors seek answers to three 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 are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Our most recent SIAMS Inspection was in June 2015 and the distinctiveness and effectiveness of King William Street CE Primary Academy as a Church of England Academy are good because:

  • The significance of explicit Christian values on behaviour and relationships in the whole school creates a positive, harmonious supportive community.
  • The strong relationships between all members of the school community are based on their commitment to maintain and develop the strong Christian ethos of the school.
  • There is good mutual support between the school, the local churches and relationships with parents.
  • The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is good at meeting the needs of all learners
  • The impact of collective worship on the school community is good
  • The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is good.

Our full report can be read below.

'This is a good Church of England
school, one which has turned its Christian values into action and where everyone works
together and is committed to the mission statement, ‘Every child matters to God, every child
matters to us and every child shines’'

[SIAMS 2015]

'The ethos creates a secure Christian environment in which children are cherished and valued. This in turn has a very positive effect on children’s personal development'

[SIAMS 2015]

'Parents are very supportive of the school and speak highly of how the school as a Church of England school impacts positively on their children. They describe the Christian values as ‘a code for everyday living’'

[SIAMS 2015]

'The strong relationships between all members of the school community are based on their commitment to maintain and develop the strong Christian ethos of the school... there is good mutual support between the school, the local churches and relationships with parents'
[SIAMS 2015]