All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the framework for the statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools (SIAMS), published by The Church of England Education Office.

SIAMS inspections evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school. Inspections take place under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005, which covers inspection of denominational education in faith schools in England.

From September 2018, the SIAMS inspection has changed to now focus on one key question:

“How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?”

It explores this through 7 strands:

  • Vision and leadership
  • Wisdom, knowledge and skills
  • Character development: hope, aspiration and courageous advocacy
  • Community and living well together
  • Dignity and respect
  • The impact of collective worship
  • The effectiveness of religious education

Please click on the link below to access our most recent inspection which was rated: Outstanding 

St Paul’s Longton SIAMS report final 2015