Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Ofsted, SIAMS and Performance Data

Please find below our most recent Ofsted and SIAMS reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 

Please read the Ofsted short report by clicking on the link above.  Below are a couple of extracts to give you a flavour of our school:


...this is a ‘thinking’ school, in which reflection and development are integral parts of everyday life. Everyone is united ... in aspiring to the very best for the pupils of Southborough.

One parent summed up the views of many in writing: ‘Great school. My child loves it here, loves the teachers and is thriving!’


Standards and expectations are high in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils attain well in relation to age-related expectations and at higher levels. Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make strong progress from their starting points. The curriculum offers a wide range of experiences which capture pupils’ imagination. Artistic skills in particular are well developed. Beautiful artwork, demonstrating a range of skills, adorns the school.


Visit the Ofsted inspection reports web site by clicking the link below to view OFSTED reports for Southborough CE Primary School.

Our school’s recent performance can be viewed on the Ofsted Compare School Performance site by clicking the link below.

Latest SIAMs Report 2019

Purpose and Focus of SIAMS Inspections

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: how effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?

This is explored through seven strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of collective worship
  • The effectiveness of religious education 

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In addition a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for collective worship.

The latest SIAMS report for our school can be viewed from following PDF link above.

School Achievement and Performance


The Secretary of State for Education has not published data since 2019. The 2022 data was not published by the DfE because this summer, statutory assessments returned (without adaptations, after disruption caused by the pandemic) for the first time since 2019.

The DfE state that schools "should continue to display their most recent key stage 2 performance measures, as published by the Secretary of State. For most schools, these will be the performance measures published for the 2018 to 2019 academic year".

At our school we value parent feedback and ideas. Click on the link below to read the most recent Ofsted parent view summary. 

Pupil Achievement

At Southborough C of E primary School we track each child's attainment and progress from Reception right through to Year 6.

By the end of Key Stage 2, two sets of figures are published and these refer to children's attainment at the end of Year 6 and their progress from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of key Stage 2.

Our School results are published on the Department for Education's website and you can access our Performance Table by following the link below.

“The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.” (DfE 2022)

By the end of July 2019 the following percentages of children in Reception achieved a good level of development:
All Pupils85
Pupil Premium Pupils100
National All Pupils (2018)71.5 


By the end of July 2019 the following percentage of children in Year 1 achieved the National Standard for Phonics:
All Pupils100
Pupil Premium Pupils100
National All Pupils (2018)82.5


By the end of July 2019 the following percentage of children in Year 2 achieved the expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths:
All Pupils878081
Pupil Premium Pupils674760
National All Pupils (2018)75.469.976.1


By the end of July 2019 the following percentage of children in Year 6 achieved the expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths:
All Pupils839283
Pupil Premium Pupils697754
National All Pupils (2018)


The 2019 average scaled scores for Reading and Maths for Year 6 pupils were:
National (2018)105104


The percentage of children in Year 6 who achieved a high level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths in 2019:
Pupil Premium Pupils202010
National (2018)