CAPTION: The Archdeacon of Totnes, Douglas Dettmer presented the school with their Outstanding Church School Inspection certificate

Chudleigh Church Primary ‘Outstanding’ in church school inspection

Posted: 7th December, 2017

Chudleigh CofE primary have retained their ‘outstanding’ status in their recent Church School Inspection (SIAMS – National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). Chudleigh is a larger than average size primary school with 440 children on roll. It has grown rapidly over the last three years.

The school was rated as outstanding in their distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school. Through the schools distinctive Christian character they were also rated as outstanding in meeting the needs of all learners, the effectiveness of the leadership and management at the school and the impact of collective worship on the school community.

The report states: “The children have a very secure grasp of right from wrong and understand moral and social issues such as justice, equality and treating others with tolerance and respect regardless of their background or who they are. This underpins the high quality of relationships throughout the school community and the way that adults show care and compassion for all children.” “Acts of worship at Chudleigh are joyous times when the school comes together to worship and celebrate the enjoyment of being part of a family. Prayer is a particularly important part of the life of the school and this is something that has developed since the previous inspection.”

Commenting on the outstanding SIAMS award, Heateacher David Barnett said; “Chudleigh really is a wonderful school and this report reflects what we do every day. Chudleigh school has a dedicated, hardworking and committed team who strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child and the wider school family”.