Top marks for school in church inspection

Barmby Moor Primary pupils celebrating.
Barmby Moor Primary pupils celebrating.

A village school has been handed top marks after a church inspection.

Barmby Moor Primary School has been rated as ‘outstanding’ in a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) report.

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

The report says that the “distinctiveness and effectiveness of Barmby Moor as a Church of England school are outstanding” and “the school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.”

It adds “The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding” and “the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is outstanding.”
Headteacher Debbie Chadwick said: “We were thrilled that the inspector recognised that the distinctive Christian character of our school securely underpins everything we do to provide the best opportunities and outcomes for each child in our school.”