The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

All Church of England schools will have a SIAMS Inspection as part of a five year cycle.

Church of England schools are inspected under the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule, which is accompanied by a schools’ SIAMS Self-Evaluation Form

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This structure draws its inspiration from the Church’s vision document, Deeply Christian: serving the common good.

SIAMS reports are succinct and include clear evaluation statements, using the grading statements of excellent, good, requires improvement or ineffective as a Church school.

Inspections are carried out by inspectors registered with the Church of England, Education Department and trained by them.

The SIAMS process is regulated by Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and Inspectors are paid by the DfE via the National Society.

To find the SIAMS inspection report for a Church of England school, search here.

Key Contact

Ed Pawson
Diocesan Education Adviser, Lead on RE and SIAMS
Tel: 01392 294943
Email: Ed Pawson