All Church of England Schools are required to have a SIAMS inspection, which assesses the extent to which the School is a 'distinctively and recognisably a Christian institution'. Inspections usually take place at intervals of no more than five years, and our latest inspection took place on May 25th 2022.
The Inspector spoke to parents, children, the Rector, Governors and staff members in reaching his conclusions. We are delighted that the School has been recognised in this way, as it provides further evidence of the caring, nurturing environment that the staff have worked hard to develop and of the strong relationships between the School, parents and the community.
Some of the inspector’s comments are:
- Everyone at Ewhurst is flourishing. It is a happy and welcoming small school.
- Pupils at Ewhurst are confident learners because the Christian vision and associated values are woven throughout all aspects of school life.
- Recently refreshed grounds are well used to support learning and character development, and enable pupils to care for God’s creation.
- Religious education (RE) is a strength of the school. Effective subject leadership ensures that the RE curriculum reflects the vision and is of a high standard.
- The behaviour of pupils is exceptional.
- Everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
- Relationships between home and school are exceptionally strong.
- Ewhurst is fully inclusive.
- Pupils and adults are enabled to flourish due to the deep-rooted Christian vision that permeates all aspects of this inspiring school. During pupils’ three years at Ewhurst, they grow and thrive as confident learners in the knowledge of God’s care for each of them.