Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, RG40 3AT


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Inspiring and nurturing young hearts and minds


All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

The school through its distinctive Christian character is outstanding at meeting the needs of all its learners. The school has a clear ethos of inclusion, care and respect, which is underpinned by the Christian foundation of the school. Relationships within the school community are excellent and staff act as role models for the children, who are polite and well behaved. Jesus’ teaching of treating others as you would like to be treated, is clearly understood by pupils and is the cornerstone of life in the school.

SIAS Report Saint Sebastian’s Primary School, Wokingham 2013

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.

  • 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 is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Further information can be found here