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Burneston CE (VA) Primary School


creation, compassion, fellowship, friendship, forgiveness, respect, trust, wisdom


"The behaviour of pupils and school's work to keep  pupils safe and secure is outstanding..."


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Ofsted and Diocese Inspections

Like all schools, we are inspected periodically by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education). In addition, as a school with a religious character, we are also inspected by the Diocese of Ripon, Bradford and Leeds, which results in a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) report.


We were last inspected by Ofsted in mid-2015. You can download and read the most recent report and all previous inspection reports here: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/121619


We were last inspected by the Diocese in early 2019. The full report can be viewed here. We were pleased to be one of the first schools in the Diocese to be inspected under a new, more rigorous framework. The inspector graded the school as 'Good' and found that:


• The Christian vision, established by school leaders, impacts positively on relationships, attitudes and behaviour at all levels.

• All members of the school community support the associated Christian values and consider them to be a central aspect of the school’s life and journey, though children are not yet confident in connecting them to biblical teaching.

• Children and adults find collective worship to be inclusive and inspiring. It is fundamental to the ongoing development of the school’s Christian ethos. Children do not yet have a significant enough leadership role.

• RE contributes positively to children’s understanding of Christianity and other faiths, and is helping them to articulate and share their own thoughts and ideas.