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SIAMS Report - Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools


Our most recent inspection was on 27 November 2023.


Alderbury and West Grimstead Church of England Primary School is "highly successful" as a Church of England school, with strong Christian Leadership.


The Report states:

  • Leaders live out the distinctive Christian vision of building strong foundations for life. Leaders' strategic oversight and day to day management of school improvement is strong and purposeful.
  • Enquiry-based learning experiences inspire pupils to engage well and to have high aspirations. Opportunities for spiritual development are built into the curriculum. Pupils show confidence to question, reflect and express their thoughts.
  • As a result of the vision, a nurturing culture has been built and is treasured. Everybody is treated with kindness, justice and respect in line with the school’s Christian values. Pupils are articulate ambassadors for their school.
  • Leaders ensure that collective worship is carefully planned to be meaningful and relevant. Pupils are actively involved in leading this, enhancing the impact upon them and their peers.
  • Pupils learn about a breadth of diverse beliefs and cultures. This successfully enables them to have respect and understanding for all people.


The full report is available here: