Following a recent Ofsted inspection in October 2019 the school was judged to be good in all areas. We are delighted with the outcome, please click on the link to read the report in full.
Ashton also has a SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) every five years. This is because we are a Church of England, ‘Voluntary Controlled School’ and part of the Peterborough Diocese.
Our last inspection was in December 2014. The school was graded as 'good'.
Here is a link to the full report:
The key strengths were:
- Leadership and management has a very good Christian vision fully supported by the whole community and provides strong capacity for driving improvement.
- The Christian values and the respect shown by all members of the school for one another lead to an outstanding ethos and learners’ very good attitudes and behaviour.
- The impact of collective worship is good, and supports pupils understanding of the Christian faith.
- Learner’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) is good because of the wide range of experiences pupils enjoy through effective teaching and learning.
Areas to improve were highlighted as:
- Extend the opportunities for pupils to plan and lead collective worship and improve the strategies, to include the pupils, for monitoring and evaluating the impact of collective worship.
- Improve the overall targets in the school development plan, including those for religious education (RE) and collective worship, so that they can be easily evaluated to show the impact of the proposed developments.