Ofsted and SIAMS Reports

News on our recent inspections

Section 5 Ofsted Inspection

Our latest Ofsted inspection found that the school is now good with many outstanding features. The full report can be found on the Ofsted website or downloaded here.

Listed below are important statements found in the full report:

The leadership and management are outstanding

  • The headteacher has maintained a strong vision for the ongoing success of the school. He ensures teachers know what needs to improve and checks that these improvements are carried out. He has developed a strong leadership team and enables all staff to help identify ways to make learning more effective. Together they have built an ethos and culture where good learning and excellent behaviour flourish and where further improvements to good teaching and learning are being systematically supported. Some teaching is already outstanding, but this is not yet consistent because some improvements have yet to be implemented by a small minority of teachers.

  • The early years provision, in particular, has been improved since the previous inspection and is now solidly good. The headteacher has made sure that there is highly effective leadership and that the school learns from best practice elsewhere. Consequently, the school now helps to lead a local project developing ways of assessing the progress children make in the early years provision. This is helping to promote improvement across other early years settings.

  • Middle leaders very successfully help to bring about improvements in teaching by working alongside their colleagues to develop best practice. They have established a broad, rich curriculum which particularly celebrates and makes excellent use of local history, features and the community. This helps pupils develop skills and knowledge within a context which is meaningful to them and their families, and helps prepare pupils for life in modern British society.

Section 48 Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools

I am delighted to tell you that this inspection went extremely well with the headline that Arundel Church of England Primary School ”is an outstanding Church of England school”.  The Section 48 Inspection is the Church of England counterpart to Ofsted and it looks not only at the teaching of Religious Education and Worship but also at the ethos of the school. In the four areas the report is divided in we achieved 3 outstanding grades and one very good grade. The report will be available soon on the Diocese website. To view our report now please click here