We had an inspection by Ofsted in February 2017 and the letter that was produced by the inspector can be downloaded from the link on this page. We were very pleased that the inspection confirmed that Sedlescombe Church of England Primary School remains a good school and is well placed to begin to move towards achieving outstanding in the next inspection.
In particular the report highlighted:
- staff feel well supported, enjoy working in the school and are proud to be a member of staff
- the school puts children first and they are at the centre of everything the school does well
- pupils are attentive and interested in lessons
- the children behave well in school and play sensibly during playtimes
- pupils safety is given a high priority and pupils feel very safe in school
For more information please read the full report.
As a Church of England Primary School we also have a SIAMS Inspection. The school’s last church inspection was in March 2015 and this report can also be downloaded from this page.
Purpose and Focus of SIAMS Inspections
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.
This is evaluated through four core questions:
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?