All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
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 framework provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".
We are delighted to report that following our most recent SIAMS inspection, on 10 November 2016, St Leonard's has been rated as outstanding in its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England Primary School.
'St Leonard’s is highly effective in achieving its mission of ‘nurturing happy and confident children who grow and learn together in the footsteps of Jesus’. Coupled with this are the core Christian values, jointly shared with the church. These include perseverance, respect, peace, forgiveness and love and enable the school and church to work together in providing a rich and exciting curriculum. As a result all pupils flourish and make academic progress that is consistently above national averages.'
Extract from SIAMS report November 2016
The full report is available to download below.