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 2019. The school was graded as 'good'.
Here is a link to the full report:
The school’s Christian vision, ethos and values support all members of the school community in living well together as a caring and inclusive family. Here all, especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged, flourish.
Leadership is a strength. The headteacher leads by example and is ambitious to improve standards, further embed the Church school ethos and ensure the wellbeing of all staff and pupils.
Outward-looking, productive partnerships with local schools allow staff to work collaboratively to plan, develop and deliver a rich curriculum that provides extended opportunities for all pupils.
Religious education (RE) does not have a high enough profile in this Church school. Provision is not currently resulting in pupils demonstrating age appropriate skills of enquiry, critical analysis and understanding of religions and worldviews.
Collective worship reflects the school’s Christian vision and values and is a central part of daily life. However, opportunities for stillness and spiritual development across the curriculum are limited.
Areas for development
Raise the profile of RE across the school. Ensure assessment is robust and informs teaching and learning that is differentiated at age appropriate levels and provides accurate challenge.
Raise pupil outcomes to at least in line with national averages, demonstrating the effectiveness of the distinctive Christian vision in enabling all pupils to flourish.
Develop a shared school understanding of spirituality. Identify progressively deeper opportunities across the school day and the curriculum for pupils to experience stillness, allowing time for reflection and spiritual growth.