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 2019, Ofsted graded Abbey School ‘Good’ in Overall Effectiveness and in all of the five areas judged: Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Early Years. This is something we are very proud of and reflects our self-evaluation against the inspection criteria.
To read the most recent report direct on Ofsted’s website please click here: – Ofsted Website
We were particularly pleased to read in the report…
“This is an inclusive and welcoming school. Pupils told us that school is like being part of a big family.”
“Teachers expect the pupils to behave and work hard in lessons.”
“Pupils told us that they like many things about their school. Music is a favourite subject.”
“In most subjects, pupils who fall behind catch up quickly because they receive extra help when they need it.”
“Safeguarding has a high priority for leaders. Staff are well trained and know how to identify any signs that pupils may be at risk from harm.”
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
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 2018, 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. Our most current data is from end of summer term 2019: