SIAMS - Church School Inspections

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

As a Church of England school we are subject to a SIAMS inspection aswell as an Ofsted Inspection. The SIAMS inspection takes place every 5years.

SIAMS inspection addresses the following question: How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?    

This  inspection is an opportunity for our school community to shown how our vision is lived allowing all in our school to flourish as they 'LET THEIR LIGHTS SHINE' through our school values of Love, Friendship, Hope, Trust, Forgiveness, Joy & Celebration and our BOOKS curriculum approach of: 

Demonstrating BRAVERY


Creating memorable OPPORTUNITIES

Developing KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS 



Our school vision to ‘Let your Light Shine’ (Matthew 5:16) is our main aim for our children and this vision is at the core of everything we do and be behind every decision we make and is integrated into our curriculum through our BOOKS approach (Bravery, Outward Facing, Opportunities, Knowledge & Skills  and Spirituality.) Our vision is a window into our school. Jesus said we are the light of the world and as a school we love and nurture the light in everyone so it can shine brightly and enable all those in our school family to be the best they can be, sharing their good deeds and Glorifying God. The inspiration for this was taken from the first part of the Sermon on the Mount. We believe this sermon encapsulates all our Christians Values we hold dear at Tarporley CE (Church of England) Primary School – Hope, Love, Friendship, Forgiveness, Joy and Celebration 


In November 2015 our school was graded as Outstanding under the previous framework.

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Tarporley as a Church of England school are outstanding

  • The visionary, dynamic and inspirational Christian leadership of the headteacher, very effectively supported by governors and staff, shapes and sustains the vibrant Christian character and ethos of the school. It also ensures that deeply embedded Christian values make a strong contribution to children’s well-being and academic progress.

  • Outstanding Religious Education (RE) and collective worship help to promote a culture of enquiry, reflection, prayer and faith development in which spirituality thrives.

  • Exceptional pastoral care reflects the Christian values of love, trust, friendship and forgiveness. As a result, children’s behaviour is outstanding, as are their high levels of mutual support and concern for others beyond the school.

  • The school serves and draws strength from a variety of communities.  Links with churches and other local and global partners are especially beneficial. (SIAMS 2015 )

Previous reports can be accessed via this link:



‘Let Your Light Shine’ (Matthew 5:16) 


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Tarporley CE Primary, Park Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0AN

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