Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for young people of all ages.
We are so pleased to announce that, following a two day inspection from Ofsted in June 2019, we have been graded as a Good school in all areas. We are so proud of the team across the federation and the report reflects the effort and commitment shown by the pupils, staff, governors and families at Barlow School to provide the very best learning opportunities for our children.
Parent View gives parents the opportunity to tell Ofsted what you think about their child's school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time by registering your details on the Parent View site. Find out more by clicking here.
SIAMS Inspection Report
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. SIAMS provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions". The Church of England Education Office Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) schedule is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.
The principal objective of the SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school. This impact will be judged by exploring 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 question is explored through the following seven strands:
1. Vision and Leadership
2. Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
3. Character Education: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
4. Community and Living Well Together
5. Dignity and Respect
6. The Impact of Collective Worship
7. The Effectiveness of Religious Education
Our most recent report is available by clicking here.
DfE School Performance Tables
School Performance Tables as published by the DfE can be found by clicking here.