Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

All Church of England schools are inspected every 5 years using the National Society’s framework. In December the Minster School was inspected and the report has now been published.

The principle objective of a SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school. The school is judged against 4 criteria:

• Christian character

• Collective worship

• Religious Education

• Leadership and Management

In 2016 the school was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ overall, maintaining this judgement from our last inspection. You can read our most recent inspection report by clicking here.

Among the key strengths highlighted were:

“The long-established Christian ethos of the school is valued by all members of the school community and has a positive impact on behaviour, relationships and attitudes to learning.”

“The school’s understanding of Christian living promotes and gives rise to a profound ethos of service.”

The inspection also recognised that we remain committed to developing the Christian ethos and character of our school by making this a more explicit aspect of our day to day life in school.

“Building on their accurate self-evaluation and on-going work, leaders should find ways to express in explicitly Christian terms the vision which underpins the rich ethos of the school. This should make clear to all members of the community that the inclusive, caring, day to day life of the school is the outworking of Christian teachings.”

The National Society's Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.