Appleshaw St Peter's

Church of England Primary School


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. 

Our most recent inspection took place on 12th September 2017 where we were confirmed as a 'Good' school, where 'pupils are happy, safe and very well prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils’ behaviour is superb, reflecting the core values of love, fellowship and justice especially well. Pupils are caring towards each other, helping their friends with work in lessons and including those who might feel lonely at playtimes. They are very proud of the numerous opportunities they have to develop leadership skills and to be part of their community.'

The letter we received after our most recent visit can be viewed at the link below.


Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

Purpose and focus of SIAMS inspections

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.

This is evaluated through four core 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 is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Our most recent SIAMS inspection took place in March 2017 and we were delighted to be validated as an Outstanding Church School. You can read the report below. 

  1. 2017 OFSTED Letter
  2. 2017 SIAMS Report