Our Christian Distinctiveness
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
Our Mission Statement
At St Paul’s we are a welcoming Christian school where everyone is valued and given the opportunity to flourish. We show we care for ourselves and others by making good choices and encouraging others to do the same. We value the communities we are a part of and strive to serve them as Jesus taught us to. All that we do and all that we are is embedded from The Early Years throughout the school and underpinned by our Christian values: Compassion, Endurance and Friendship.
Compassion: The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Psalm 145:9
Endurance: May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another. Romans 15:5
Friendship: A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year. At St.Paul’s C of E Primary School these values are reinforced regularly. Please click here to find out of some of the ways that we promote these values in school.
The Rule of Law
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We have a very close relationship with St Paul's Church. Please visit their website below to find out more