Church Distinctiveness- SIAMS




St Nicholas Church of England Primary benefits from a close link with the Diocese of Bath and Wells 

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This is the Church of England’s Vision for Education – an inspiring vision which we have embraced.


Our School Christian Vision


‘‘We create the space for your child to excel.’’

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.’  John ch.15:v.5


Our School Christian Values


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Underpinning our School Vision ‘We create the space for your child to excel’ our Christian Values form the framework on which we build our school community: embedded in our actions, our planning and our policies.

We want these key Values to help us actively live out our Vision. They colour and shape our aims, our character, our ethos and subsequently the experience of learning and school that all our children have here.

Although we’re always mindful of all 12 values, each term we focus on one in particular. Each term’s value is especially evident in our Collective Worship, but will also be explored and celebrated further in PSHE, Art, Music, RE and wherever opportunities arise in other curriculum areas.



SIAMS Inspection – Graded “GOOD”


St Nicholas School received its SIAMS inspection in April 2016 and it was judged to be a Good Church School.


All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are “distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions”.

Inspection focus

The SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of a 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.

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Below are some quotes from the inspectors report:

“The school’s Christian ethos contributes effectively to children’s well being, their personal
development and their attitudes to learning……Collective worship is highly valued and makes a major contribution to the Christian life, core values and ethos of the school. Children and adults engage fully with worship and can talk about the difference it makes to their lives….School leaders affirm that the life of the school is built on the firm foundation of Christian beliefs and values, which has a positive impact on pupils’ standards of attainment and their well-being. ” 

To view our Statutory Inspection Report by the Diocese of Bath and Wells please click on the link below:

  SIAMS report 2016