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Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report, Dec '16

What was revealed from our latest inspections:

The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.

The school’s mission and vision statement involved the whole community and recognises that ‘everybody is made in the image of God’ and there is a commitment to ‘working collaboratively with families and the community.’

Parents are effusive in their praise for St Stephen’s as a church school and all members of the school community not only articulate the shared Christian values, but live them out in their daily lives...

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Case studies clearly show how families in need have been helped to ensure that pupils are regularly in school;

consequently, attendance has traditionally been above the national average and progress, even for the most vulnerable groups, is at least good.

St Stephen's benefits from very strong links with the local church and children's centre and this positive and powerful partnership further extends the distinctive Christian character of the school.

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report, Dec '16


Our latest Ofsted inspection, carried out in January 2017 recognised that - All pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress by the end of key stage 1 in reading, writing and mathematics.

Leaders have started to take action to secure improvements to teaching and learning. Pupils behave well and are friendly and courteous. Pupils are proud of their school and eager to learn in a safe and happy environment.

The school’s Christian ethos promotes pupils’ personal development effectively and where pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities, are well supported by the school. Pupils make good progress, especially in reading.

The school is ambitious for the future and are committed to continuing to improve in the coming years, with the eventual goal being to achieve 'Outstanding' status...

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