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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Statutory Inspections


Ofsted aims to improve lives by raising standards in education and children's social care. In March 2011 Ofsted judged our school to be an Outstanding infant school. The full text of their report can be found below.

Ofsted Report 2011

To see what parents have said about our school or, if you are a current parent and wish to give OFSTED your views please go to Parent View

SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)

SIAMS is the Church of England and Methodist Church’s outworking of the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005. It is a key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools in England.

SIAMS explores ways in which each school’s theologically rooted Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to its foundation as a Church school.  As a Marlow Infants is a Voluntary Aided School, the inspection will seek to find out how we do this looking to answer seven inspection questions (see below).

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This 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 pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos.

  • How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision enable pupils and adults to flourish?
  •  How does the curriculum reflect the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision?
  • How is collective worship enabling pupils and adults to flourish spiritually?
  • How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create a culture in which pupils and adults are treated well?
  • How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility?
  • Is the religious education curriculum effective (with reference to the expectations set out in the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education)?
  • What is the quality of religious education in voluntary aided and former voluntary aided schools, and in former voluntary controlled schools in which denominational religious education is taught?

Our latest SIAMS inspection was on 5th May 2016 and their report is shown below.