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Outstanding again!

Barrowby Church of England Primary school has been judged to be an ‘Outstanding Church School’ for the third time.


Church Schools are inspected every five years under the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.  Our school has been judged ‘outstanding’ for the third consecutive inspection– ‘outstanding’ in 2007, 2011 and again recently in 2016. 


The Inspection looks at three key areas of a church school:

  • 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 are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?


Our most recent Inspection took place on 25th November 2016 and we were judged as outstanding in all areas.  


The Inspector wrote that:  

‘This is a deeply spiritual school where all members of the school community are valued as children of God and consequently enabled to ‘shine like lights’.’


We welcome these opportunities to share all the things which make our church school special, including the Christian ethos of our school, acts of Collective Worship and R.E. lessons. 


Our continued thanks go to the pupils, staff, governors and parents who continue to work together, ‘striving for excellence’ so that all our pupils irrespective of gender, race, creed, ability or disability are encouraged to be creative, respectful and independent so that ‘all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.’


Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and

will praise your Father in heaven.