Church School Inspection

All church schools are inspected by Ofsted and in addition receive a 'Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools' (SIAMs) report.

Vicarage Park was last inspected in March 2015. The school was judged Good overall. Actions from the previous inspection were:

  • to extend the opportunities for pupils to regularly plan and lead collective worship independently so that they develop their understanding of the nature and purpose of Christian worship (see the Collective Worship page for more detail on how this has been achieved)
  • to engage parents in the church school evaluation process so that they share and influence core values more fully (see the values page to see how this has been achieved)

The full report from 2015 is below.

The school was due for re-inspection in the Spring of 2020 but this was postponed due to the pandemic. This is now due any time during the 2021-2022 academic year and will be under the new framework which assesses - How effective the school's distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leaders at all levels, is in enabling pupils and adults to flourish.

This is achieved by assessing 7 strands: 

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skill
  • Character Development, Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Collective Worship
  • Religious Education

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