Bluecoat Wollaton Academy’s SIAMS success

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy has received a rating of ‘Excellent’ for how effective the school’s distinctive Christian vision is and how it is promoted by leadership to support pupils and staff to flourish in their faith following their SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Church Inspection.

Vice Principal, Phil Rowson, told us: “We were really pleased with the report and we feel it is justified in terms of the work we put in. Faith underpins everything we do here. The big thing for us was that the report mentions the love and mutual respect that exists between our students and staff and it was great the inspector picked up on that.” 

The inspection took place in early December and the inspector was impressed by the conduct, confidence, and maturity of the academy’s students.

The diocese is glad to report that in accordance with the Section 48 Inspection (under the 2005 Education Act) Bluecoat Wollaton has achieved the highest possible grade of ‘Excellent’. This comprised of the following elements:

  • The impact of collective worship: Excellent
  • The Effectiveness of Religious Education (RE): Excellent
  • Overall Grade: Excellent

The report reflects on the Christian vision that exists in every aspect of the academy as well as complimenting the leadership for supporting students to meet their personal, challenging targets and, often, exceed them.

There is also significant pupil leadership with a high percentage of pupils serving as ambassadors in the Christian ethos alongside staff.

Education Director, Nigel Frith, said: “The ‘Excellent’ SIAMS inspection outcome is richly deserved by all at Bluecoat Wollaton Academy. Their distinctively Christian ethos is lived actively and woven through all they do, in ways that are both inspirational and powerful. Our congratulations to all concerned.”

A copy of the report in full is available here.

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