I am delighted to inform you that South Marston CofE Primary school has been judged as OUTSTANDING overall, during our church school inspection. We are absolutely delighted with the outcome, thank you to the children, staff, governors and parents who were interviewed on the day.
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of South Marston as a Church of England school are outstanding
A strong emphasis on Christian values has created a very warm and welcoming environment. These values make an impact on how all members of the school community care for each other. The headteacher, governors and staff form a highly effective team and ensure that the Christian ethos continues to develop. There are well-developed links with the church and local community….
The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners
…As one child said, ‘you might have a friend who has a different religion and you would understand them’. Religious education has a high profile in the school and standards in this subject compare well against other core subjects.
The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is outstanding
The leadership and management, backed by a strong team of teachers and support staff, have created an environment in which all children are valued and nurtured. The headteacher, although having been in post for a relatively short time, has built on the existing strong foundations and has enhanced the Christian ethos. The leadership and management team have a strategic overview of the school particularly in how to continue its development as a church school….
The full report is available here.
Mr Luke Maddison
South Marston C of E Primary School