Prior to opening, St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School was required to demonstrate that it meets the relevant standards and was fit to open. This was assessed through a 'Readiness to Open' scrutiny meeting with the Local Authority (Devon County Council) and an Ofsted Pre-Registration Inspection in June 2018. The Ofsted Pre-Registration Advice Note can be viewed below. Following the advice note, all conditions were confirmed as met by DfE and the school was duly registered.
St James will receive a number of visits from a DfE Education Adviser prior to the first Ofsted Inspection. The first of these visits was in December 2018 and the report from this visit is published below. We will publish all Education Adviser reports here.
The school will receive a full Ofsted inspection within the first three years of opening. It will also be subject to a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection. This evaluates the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child.
Ofsted encourages parents to give their views about the school. Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.