SIAS Report

What is a Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools or SIAS?

King William Street CE VC Primary School is a Church of England school so is inspected using  the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS) 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?

SIAS 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 SIAS 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 SIAS Inspection was in June 2010 and the distinctiveness and effectiveness of King William as a Church of England school as a church school was judged to be good.


'King William Street CE School puts the Christian message at the forefront of its mission. This is demonstrated by the warm and welcoming atmosphere in school where every child feels valued and cared for. The Christian values displayed in school can be seen in action throughout the school community.'


Our full report can be read below.