St Luke’s converted to academy status on March 1st, 2019, and joined the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT).
At this point, from Ofsted’s perspective, St Luke’s became a new school. For this reason, there are no historical Ofsted reports on our Ofsted page.
We expect to be inspected within three years from the date of academisation.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
St Luke’s underwent a SIAMS inspection on 22nd March 2017 and was rated as Good in all areas. Here is a link to the published report: SIAMS Report 22/03/17
What is a SIAMS Inspection?
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule 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 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are ‘distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions’ (Lord Dearing, The Way Ahead: Church of England Schools in the New Millenium, 2001).
Purpose of SIAMS inspections
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person
This is evaluated through four core questions:
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
How SIAMS is evaluated
Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.