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Ofsted and SIAMS Reports


SIAMS inspection November 2022

Grade- Excellent

In November 2022, Overthorpe CofE Academy had the statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The outcome of the inspection was incredibly positive and we are so proud of the children, staff, parents and the community as we have been judged as Excellent in all aspects of the inspection. 

'Senior leaders and governors, with the unwavering support of the Enhance Academy Trust (MAT), are totally committed to making the Christian vision a lived reality. The implementation of the vision is so deeply integrated into everyday language that it transforms the lives of pupils, staff and the local community. They are elevated and transformed as they ‘take wing and soar’.

SIAMS inspection Nov 2022



SIAMS_report_Overthorpe_Church_of_England_Academy_138979_091122.pdf .pdf

Ofsted inspection January 2019

Grade- Good

We were inspected under a section 5 Ofsted inspection on the 29th and 30th January 2019, where the school was judged to be good in all areas. We were delighted that Ofsted could recognise that we have made significant improvements to the curriculum and that the children enjoyed their learning, 'The new curriculum design has improved the breadth and depth of the curriculum. Pupils take an active part in their learning.' Ofsted Jan 2019.

We were also delighted that we had recognition for the improving attainment at Overthorpe in recent years, this has continued to improve following the inspection alongside the progress children have made from their starting points. 

The quality of teaching and learning continues to be strong across school and our support for the personal development of our children is excellent.

'The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is good. Central to this are the positive relationships that are fostered between staff and pupils and the caring and nurturing ethos that staff have established.' Ofsted Jan 2019.

Overthorpe_Ofsted_report_Jan_2019.pdf .pdf