Church School Effectiveness
SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)
Wymondham Church of England Primary School was inspected by the Diocese of Leicester under Section 48 of the Education Act in November 2017.
Relationships within the whole school community are strong, reflecting its deeply rooted Christian character.
Leaders are working with parents, the church, the diocese and the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust to improve the school further and as a result standards of attainment have risen in 2017.
The leadership of collective worship and religious education (RE) is strong and both are contributing to pupils’ development.
St Peter’s is a harmonious school, ‘like a family’ where relationships are strong and underpinned by Christian values including kindness, faith, trust, forgiveness, respect, friendship, love and courage. These values are evident in all aspects of the school’s work and all members of the school community describe the significant impact they have upon behaviour, relationships and achievement.
Learners are confident and enthusiastic. They benefit from a rich curriculum with many enrichment activities and links with other local schools which together provide good opportunities for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. For example, children have taken part in fundraising for Macmillian Cancer Support with a ‘Dress up and Dance Day’, regularly take part in services at the church and have performed the nativity and the musical ‘Cinderella Rockerfella’ for parents and friends, to name a few. Displays in all classrooms and in the school hall remind children about the school’s key Christian values and this supports their spiritual development.
Collective worship is central to the life of the school and an opportunity for pupils, staff, parents and the wider community to come together to learn, reflect, pray and to sing. It is skilfully used to develop learning about Christian values and biblical teaching and children state ‘It helps us to be more like God: kind, loving, forgiving.’ Leaders clearly describe the importance of worship as a way of building relationships across the whole community, teaching children to ‘support one another’ and the importance of service to others. As a result children are well behaved and support many charitable events.