SIAMS Inspection

As a Church of England school we are also inspected by the standards set out in the National Society's framework for the 'Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools' (SIAMS).

Frieth Church of England School Graded Outstanding


In April 2016, Frieth School celebrated attaining an ‘OUTSTANDING’ grade in their Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

 On Tuesday 19th April 2016 Frieth C.E.C. welcomed an inspector from the National Society into school for the day. Mrs Walley spoke with children, Mrs Reid, staff, governors, pupils, and parents. She also examined the pupils’ work in books and on display; watched lessons being taught; and took an in-depth look at the performance outcomes for the pupils. Within the four key categories for inspection, Mrs Walley reports that:


  • The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is ‘Outstanding’.
  • The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Frieth as a Church of England School are ‘Outstanding
  • The School, through its distinctive Christian Nature, is ‘Outstanding’ at meeting the needs of all learners
  • The impact of Collective Worship on the school community is ‘Outstanding’
  • RE is consistently taught well so that pupils make very good progress and reach standards above the national average.

As part of the inspection, parents, pupils and staff were all anonymously canvassed for their opinion.

This is what some of the pupils had to say when asked about Frieth School:

“I like learning about things I don’t know yet” (Yr 1 pupil)

“It’s good to learn. Everyone is helpful” (Yr 2 pupil)

“I like this school because it is all very friendly and we all have collective worship (assembly) together” (Yr4 pupil)

“I can learn about what other religions believe in and why” (Yr 5 pupil)

“…the teachers can give me enough attention with my learning” (Yr6 pupil)

 Comments from the parents included:

“The school is an excellent example of an educational establishment nurturing children both academically and morally.”

“Our experience as parents is that Frieth is a very spiritual, nurturing and inclusive school, and we consider ourselves exceptionally lucky that our children have been to and continue to attend the school.”

We are absolutely delighted that the inspection recognised the outstanding learning, progress, behaviour and spiritual development of our pupils, as well as the dedication, fantastic teaching and spiritual guidance given by every member of the staff team. The support provided by the Governing body and the Church is instrumental in enabling us to provide an excellent school community for our parents and families. This is an incredibly proud moment for Frieth C.E.C. School
To read out 'Outstanding' report in full,  please click the PDF link.