Our Vision & Values
Life in all its fullness (John 10:10)
At St Edward’s we believe the purpose of education is to enable and nurture every child to thrive and become the person they are capable of being, experiencing a full life in mind, body, heart and spirit.
The values that we live out daily in our school are: Friendship, Thankfulness, Truthfulness, Trust, Forgiveness, Respect, Reverence and Responsibility.
Our strategy for school’s use of Pupil Premium for current academic year and the details of the spend and effect of the funding for last year can be found below.
Catch Up Premium
Our strategy for school’s use of the Catch Up Premium and the details of the spend and effect of the funding can be found below.
PE & Sport Premium
Information about how the school uses the funding it receives as a result of the PE & Sport Premium Grant can be found below.
Our most recent school inspection took place in May 2019. This report can be found below.
To find more information about our school on the Ofsted website, please click here.
Parents are encouraged to share their views with Ofsted by using their ‘Parent View’ service, which can be found here.
As a Church of England school, in addition to monitoring by Ofsted, we are also inspected under a system called the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
The SIAMS inspection takes place usually on a five yearly cycle. This is a national system which is organised, for our school, through the Diocese of Chelmsford, commissioned by the Department for Education. The SIAMS inspection is part of our ongoing process of school development and improvement.
Our most recent SIAMS Inspection was in October 2019 where the school was given the highest grading of 'Excellent'. This grading, only given to a small proportion of schools, is awarded to those schools who show ‘innovative, creative and exemplary practice’. A full version of our report can be found below.
Inclusion Quality Mark- Centre of Excellence Status
In September 2022, the school was assessed by the Inclusion Quality Mark as having 'Centre of Excellence' Status.
The following was said about the school:
The full report can be viewed here.
Challenge Partners Review
As part of our ongoing Quality Assurance work, to ensure we are the best school we can be, we take part in annual Challenge Partners Quality assurance reviews.
In March 2023, our review graded us as a 'Leading' School in all areas (Leadership at all levels; Quality of provision and outcomes; Leading Quality of provision and outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and pupils with additional needs; Overall effectiveness).
Some highlights of the report included:
- Leaders support the culture by their approach to driving constant improvement. They use expertise to create a vision, frequently analyse information and routinely check impact with parents, pupils and staff;
- The 25 ‘St Edward’s Experiences’ is a wider curriculum that is mapped to enrich the academic and personal development curriculum. It also aims to develop awe and wonder;
- The school is very happy and welcoming;
- The curriculum offer is broad and balanced across all subjects. Each subject curriculum progresses from Early Years to Year 6, taking account of Year 7, as a clear journey, relevant to a spiritual, moral, cultural and social understanding of life;
- The positive impact of leaders’ decision to use experts to lead and teach art, French, music and PE is evident in pupils’ outcomes. For example, visiting reviewers judged the quality of pupil work in art as outstanding compared to what they have seen previously in their long careers;
- Leaders prioritise training and support for all staff so that they provide high-quality teaching;
- Teachers give pupils positive attitudes towards challenge by routinely including an exciting group challenge activity in lessons;
The full report can be seen here.
Information on the schools performance in the statutory End of Key Stage assessments for the academic year 2018-19 can be found below. These results are not current due to changes to reporting arrangements as a result of the COVID pandemic. Results for 2022-23 will be published during Autumn Term 2023, once validated.
To find more information about the schools performance in end of Key Stage results, please click here.
No members of staff in the school earn £100,000 or more.
More information about our school financial income and expenditure can be found on the Schools Financial Benchmarking service here.