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Inspection reports - OFSTED and SIAMS

Sutton Courtenay C of E Primary School was last inspected by OFSTED November 2012 when the school was judged as 'good' with the following strengths:

  • The headteacher is an outstanding leader.  She is determined and has successfully helped staff to raise the pupils' achievements in all subjects.
  • Families are becoming more involed in their children's learning.  The recent parental survey rightly shows a strong confidence in all aspects of the school.
  • The curriculum is rich and involves a lot of interesting topics that grab pupils' interest.
  • Reception children make good progress because of outstanding teaching. In Years 1 to 6 teaching is almost all good.
  • Reading standards are impressive.
  • Governors offer the school strong and supportive challenge.


The most recent SIAMS (church school inspection) May 2015 judged the school to be 'outstanding' in all areas.

This is because:

  • An exceptionally clear, strong and vibrant ethos firmly embedded in Christian Values has been established in which the pupils thrive academically and personally.
  • Very strong Christian leadership by the head teacher in partnership with committed governors and a dedicated staff enables Sutton Courtenay to continuously develop and strengthen as an Anglican school.
  • An extremely firm and mutually beneficial partnership has been established with the parish church, its clergy and community which enhances and strengthens the school's Anglican character.
  • The strong, caring Christian ethos together with the impeccable example set by adults within the school produces well behaved, respectful and mutually supportive children who have a real desire to learn and achieve.