Sutton Courtenay C of E Primary School became an academy and joined the Ridgeway Education Trust family of schools on 1st April 2019. As such, the school does not have an OFSTED Judgement..
When will this new academy be inspected?
The first inspection of all new schools, including academies, and academy converters will usually take place within 3 years of opening. In most instances, OFSTED will not select new schools for a fist inspection until they are in their 3rd year of operation, unless there are concerns.
Will this school keep its previous OFSTED judgement?
The school inspection handbook explains that when a school becomes an academy, the predecessor school is closed and a new school is established. The academy is legally a new school. OFSTED confirm that previous judgements do not carry over when schools become academies.
What was the school's previous judgement?
The school was last inspected in November 2017 and was graded "Requires Improvement". The inspection followed a period of turbulence with staff changes and a delayed building project. Since the inspection we have been working very closely with our partners in the Ridgeway Education Trust and Oxfordshire County Council. Our School Improvement Lead stated that school has made very effective progress and in his opinion would be at low risk of not securing a "Good" grade at an OFSTED inspection.
The most recent SIAMS (church school inspection) May 2015 judged the school to be 'outstanding' in all areas.
This is because:
Our next SIAMS inspection is due in the Summer Term 2020.