Dursley judged outstanding


Academy judged as ‘Outstanding’ in Church School inspection.


“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Dursley Church of England Primary Academy as a Church of England school are outstanding.” That’s the judgement of the Church School Inspector, Daphne Spitzer, who recently visited the Academy.

The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) takes place every five years. The purpose of the inspection is to judge the contribution of the  Academy’s Christian character and ethos to children’s personal development and learning.

In the report Mrs Spitzer stated, “Dursley Academy is outstanding because high quality spiritual experiences underpinned by strong Christian values make an exceptional contribution to the children’s learning and personal development.”

Paul Daniels, Principal, said, “I feel very proud. I know I lead a wonderful Academy and I do believe that we have created something special here. A particular highlight for me was the children speaking so passionately about our values and the impact they have on their daily lives.”

The report commended the leadership of Religious Education and the development of the “Together Curriculum.” Mr Daniels added, “Mrs Spitzer, from talking to the children, parents, staff and Governors clearly understood the importance we place on being inclusive and that our motto, Together We Shine Brightly, is something we try to live out every day”.

Mr Grecian, Chair of Governors commented, 'The Governors of the Academy are delighted that the recent SIAMS rated the Academy as outstanding. We appreciate how the hard work of staff, pupils, parents and representatives from the local church have developed the Academy since the last inspection. Our academy community is a loving and caring one based on our core values where the potential of every pupil is appreciated. It is great to see this recognised in the report.'






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