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Ofsted, SIAMS and Performance Data

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) inspects and regulates services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Ofsted Inspection Day December 2014

Officials from Ofsted visited the School at 12 hours notice on 3rd and 4th of December 2014. They observed a number of lessons and small teaching groups. Meetings were held with Staff, groups of pupils and representatives of the Governing Body along with much discussion with the Head Teacher.

The overall conclusion of the inspection (see link to the detailed report) confirmed to the school had made significant progress since the last inspection and been graded as a Good school with Outstanding features.

The report highlighted the following aspects of the school as strengths:

  • Leaders, managers and governors have worked well together to improve teaching and raise achievement since the previous inspection. This has resulted in the school becoming good.
  • Children make rapid progress in the early years because of extremely good teaching and excellent leadership.
  • Standards are rising at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • Pupils achieve well from their different starting points.
  • Teaching is good and some is outstanding.
  • Most teachers give pupils helpful feedback about how to improve their work.
  • The school is very inclusive and makes sure all pupils are treated equally. It is particularly effective at supporting those pupils who face a range of difficulties in their everyday lives.
  • Pupils behave well and say that they feel very safe in school. All parents who responded to Parent View or spoke to inspectors said that their children are happy and safe.
  • Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and areas to improve and hold leaders to account effectively.

In addition the report also makes the following observations:

  • Teachers skillfully use questioning to probe pupils’ understanding.
  • Teaching Assistants work well in partnership with teachers to develop pupils’ understanding.
  • Pupils show determination to tackle new words and texts and enjoy reading a wide range of books.
  • Pupils are unequivocal in saying that they enjoy their school.
  • The Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team communicate high expectations and have a strong focus on quality of teaching.

What does the school need to do to improve further?

The Ofsted report from 2013 identified the following areas for further improvement. Listed against each area are the actions taken by the school since the report was produced.

  • Excellent team work among staff [in reception class] ensures that teaching is outstanding and that children are given consistently meaningful and stimulating experiences.
  • Leaders have ensured that the school is a harmonious place where pupils behave well and consistently strive to do their best.
  • The quality of the curriculum is good. Pupils find the range of subjects and themes stimulating and fun. The curriculum is enhanced by a good range of visits, visitors and clubs.
  • Pupils have positive attitudes to learning.
  • The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.
  • Teachers have consistently high expectations of pupils and give them plenty of opportunities to apply their skills in a range of different contexts.


Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

St Luke’s underwent a SIAMS inspection on 22nd March 2017 and was rated as Good in all areas.  Here is a link to the published report:

SIAMS Report 22/03/17

“On behalf of the governing body, I would like to express how pleased I am by the outcome of last term’s SIAMS visit.  Reading the report, it is obvious that the inspector understood fully what all of us at St Luke’s are working hard to achieve.  She mentioned the ‘loving, family ethos’, the unwillingness ‘to give up on anyone’, and a commitment to the children ‘rooted in respect and love’.  All of the things she saw were inspired by our status as a church school.  Thank you to all those who worked so hard to make it a successful visit.”


School Performance Data

The Department for Education (DfE) produce Performance Data for all school in England. This allows parents to compare school in the local area as well as compare to similar schools across the country. Click on this link to visit the appropriate page on the DfE’s website.

Further Information

Parents’ View of St Luke’s Primary School shows how parents rate the school
Ofsted Report for St Luke’s Primary School
Comments made by Visitors to our School