The report from our SIAMs Inspection October 2019 is below we are extremely proud to say we are an EXCELLENT school!

We are so proud of our values and the standards of education and care provided by the whole staff team and supported by our governors. We are proud to lead such a dedicated and skilled team and we will always continue to strive to be the best we can be.

Comments in the report include:

The school is a trailblazer within the diocese, leading innovation through partnership working, for the benefit of the wider community.

Leadership is cascaded throughout the school, as a result the pupils are highly confident and excel in their leadership roles.

Religious education (RE) is exceptionally well coordinated so that all teachers are well informed and confident in their teaching. As a result, the pupils thoroughly enjoy RE and make excellent progress. 

The promotion of the Christian values of truth, respect, thankfulness, forgiveness and friendship leads to pupils flourishing both academically and socially. They are given truthful and accurate feedback in their behaviour and academic work.

Academic results and attendance are above the national averages. Vulnerable pupils are nurtured with tailored provision, including counselling, resulting in their excellent progress.

Behaviour is exemplary as the pupils strive to ‘be the best they can be’ in all that they do. 

There is an excellent understanding that one person can make a difference to others. 

The whole school community fully understands and lives out the vision, ‘With God’s guidance we all strive every day to be ‘to be the best that we can be.’ 


Message from the Diocese:

I was delighted to see that the school has received the grade of Excellent.

Please pass on my congratulations to all staff, parents and children.


Kind regards

Paul Rickeard

Director of Education

CE Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle