Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills and they inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted is probably best known for its schools inspection reports.
For a fuller description of what Ofsted do, please visit this link on their own website:
As Queen Eleanor’s converted to an Academy with the Good Shepherd Trust on the 1st October 2014 we will cease to be recognised as a school by Oftsed until our next inspection.
You can download our latest report by clicking this link.
The last full inspection of Queen Eleanor’s School was in September 2017. Both of our recent reports are available in pdf format below as well as our 2002 Full Inspection Report. All of these reports are also available from the Ofsted website using the link above.
If you do have any questions on the school’s Ofsted report or status then please contact the school office or speak with the Headteacher directly.
OFSTED Parent View Website
Ofsted has created a website for parents to leave their views about a school. It can be accessed using the link below.
However, please bear in mind the school may not currently be available on Parent View as we have now converted to an Academy with the Good Shepherd Trust.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
As well as OFSTED inspections, all Church of England schools are inspected to evaluate the extent to which they are ‘distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions’.
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican & 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.
To access the school’s previous SIAS & current SIAMS reports, please click the links below.
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. As Church schools employ a variety of strategies and styles, to reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective, inspectors do not therefore look to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The National Society’s Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.
More information can be learned from the Church of England website on ‘Inspecting our Schools’ which a current or prospective parent or carer might find useful: