A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Inspection

Bunbury CE Primary was last inspected in 2016.  We are excited about the prospect of an inspector coming into our school, as we know that they would see that at the heart of everything we do is a personalised approach to each individual as part of our caring Christian community.   Our family ethos ensures that we feel valued, respected and can grow together, and through God's guidance, we encourage all to Let their Light Shine.  Observations made by parents and visitors support our beliefs.

“The whole community of Bunbury school is passionate about living and breathing every element of its deeply embedded vision and values.”

 “Vision and values have drive decisions which shape the school’s well-constructed curriculum, ensuring that it meets the needs of pupils. Pupils demonstrate high expectations of themselves and their peers, resulting in a happy and supportive environment.”

“The specific teaching about respect is very effective. This resulting positive ethos permeates the school through caring relationships and respectful attitudes. It ensures that pupils adopt a clear understanding of right and wrong and the impact of everyone’s choices.”

A SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults.  It involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all children and adults to flourish.

The inspection focuses on one key 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 is explored through seven strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge, and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration, and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Impact of Collective Worship
  • Effectiveness of Religious Education.

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school.  A stand-alone grade is awarded for collective worship and in voluntary aided schools such as ours an additional grade also given for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning of RE alone.

The inspector will support the SLT with on-going judgements of the school’s strengths and priorities for development which will form part of our future school development plan.


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Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary School

School Lane, Bunbury Cheshire CW6 9NR

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