Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

All Church of England Schools receive a Section 48 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection as well as the regular Section 5 or Section 8 Ofsted inspection. The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: “How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?”  This is explored at inspection through seven strands.

Click here for the national Church of England SIAMS page which will also provide any updates linked to changes due to Covid-19.

Schools judged to be good or better at their last inspection will be re-inspected  five years after the end of the  year  they were last inspected. (For example a school inspected in September 2015 would be re-inspected in September 2020).

SIAMS inspections will be carried out with no more than 1 week’s notice and the school will be informed of the date by the National SIAMS Team.

After the inspection, schools may request for a member of the Education Team to make a post-inspection visit to support the school in addressing  the areas for development and inspection findings.  Requests can be made by emailing ku.gr1685263678o.coi1685263678dsolg1685263678@smai1685263678s1685263678

A mid-term monitoring visit by the Diocese will be carried out to assess progress against the areas of development.

Schools that are likely to be inspected between September 2022 and July 2023 can be found in the list here.

Schools that are likely to be inspected between September 2023 and July 2024 can be found in the list here: SIAMS 2023-2024 likely list of schools PUBLISHED

The full national list can be found here.

Congratulations to our schools who have successfully been inspected under the SIAMS schedule this academic year.

Please click here to read their reports.

Please see below for additional information and resources for strands 1-5. Information on Spiritual Development in Schools, Collective Worship and Religious Education can be accessed using the navigation menu at the top of the page, or by clicking on those key words.