National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report (SIAMS)
St Nicholas’ Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
St Faith’s Road, Alcester, B49 6AG
Local authority: Warwickshire
Date of inspection: 23rd April 2012
Date of last inspection: 10th December 2008
School’s unique reference number: 134611
Headteacher: Mrs S Staley
Inspector’s name and number: Mrs A E Wellings 707
St Nicholas’ Church of England Primary School is situated in the small historic town of Alcester, with 326 pupils on roll, all living within the local area. The majority are from families of a White British heritage, of whom most are Christian with a minority having strong church connections. St Nicholas Church, although not adjacent to the school, is within walking distance.
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Nicholas’ Church of England Primary School as a Church of England school are good
The school is very effective as a Church of England school. Its clear Christian ethos is very well supported and enhanced by the use made of the creative environment both inside and outside. The building of good relationships in a climate of high expectation and a strong culture of care, support and nurture enables all members of the school community to thrive and achieve well.
The care, nurture and support the school gives to all members of the school community. The strong and committed leadership, especially that of the headteacher and religious education (RE) manager. The school environment both inside and outside which supports the spiritual welfare of pupils.
Focus for development.
Establish a clear process for the monitoring and evaluation of collective worship. Celebrate the vital role its distinctive Christian character plays in the school’s success. Embed the system of recording the evaluation of church school distinctiveness.
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