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OFSTED and SIAMS Reports

OFSTED Inspections


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 first 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.



SIAMS Inspections


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


Our next SIAMS inspection is due in the Summer Term 2020.




Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.  To complete or survey or to view the current results, please  follow the attached link:-