Our priority at the Abbey School is to establish a happy and caring learning environment and to enable each child to develop to his or her full potential in many fields. We pride ourselves on high academic standards, but also place great emphasis on the development of the whole child and aim to prepare each child to take the next step in their education with confidence and with an understanding of the world in which they live.
In September 2008, we were graded by Ofsted as being and Outstanding School. Since then the progress and attainment of our pupils throughout the school has consistently been very good. The link below will take you to Ofsted’s website, where all reports can be viewed.
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. In 2013, we were graded by the SIAMS as being an Outstanding School. This inspection takes place every five years/ The principle objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate how the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child.
This is evaluated through four core questions:
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The link below will take you to our most recent report:-
To view our most recent performance data please follow the link below to the Department for Education website, www.education.gov.uk.