An Outstanding Church School SIAMS, March 2017.

An Outstanding Church School SIAMS, March 2017.


I am delighted to inform you that we were judged to be Outstanding in our Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection on Friday 17th March 2017 – an improvement on our previous Good rating in March 2007. I have pleasure in attaching a copy of our inspection report. The report is also available on our school website and will become available on the School Inspection Reports section of the Diocese of St Albans’ website.


The inspector interviewed pupils, parents, staff and governors; observed lessons; shared in an act of worship and examined our evidence. In three out of the four areas, we were judged to be Outstanding. The inspector particularly praised:


  • Our pupils attitude and behaviour
  • the emphasis we place on values and clear impact these have on the way we work
  • our data analysis and the ensuing effective strategies used to support pupils
  • the quality and variety of our collective worship and the range of opportunities for pupils to plan, lead and evaluate our worship.


We had already identified in our self-evaluation the need to focus on developing aspects of our religious education (RE), including alterations to our curriculum.


I encourage you to take time to read the report. It confirms and celebrates the fabulous work that is going on at St Nicholas CofE Primary School and Nursery. Thank you all – colleagues, governors, parents and our amazing pupils – for your on-going hard work and support: you help make St Nicholas the unique and special place it undoubtedly is.



Yours sincerely,


Signed  Sarah Stevens -  Head Teacher

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