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.