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:


What is it like to attend this school?


"Pupils flourish in this caring school. They enjoy spending time together playing games and climbing on the playground equipment. They forge respectful relationships."


"The school has high expectations for all pupils. Pupils experience an interesting and engaging curriculum. They develop the skills that support them to succeed. "


"Teachers help pupils to embed what they learn and secure their understanding well."


"Teachers identify the needs of pupils with SEND well. They provide helpful resources that support pupils to develop a strong body of knowledge. "


"Pupils achieve very well in reading and mathematics."


"Children in the early years acquire early reading skills confidently."


"Pupils behave well in class. They are attentive and respect the views of others."


"The school provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils."


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

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 and Pupil - Achievement and Performance

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

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.

By the end of July 2023 the following percentages of children in Reception achieved a good level of development:
All Pupils76.2
Pupils eligible for free school meals57.1
National All Pupils 67.3


By the end of July 2023 the following percentage of children in Year 1 achieved the National Standard for Phonics:
All Pupils86
Pupils eligible for free school meals56.3
National All Pupils 78.9


By the end of July 2023 the following percentage of children in Year 2 achieved the expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths:
All Pupils806074.4
Pupils eligible for free school meals66.746.753.3
National All Pupils 68.360.170.4


By the end of July 2023 the following percentage of children in Year 6 achieved the expected standard or above in Reading, Writing and Maths:
 Combined R, W & MReading



All Pupils80.485.9



Pupils eligible for free school meals44.461.1



National All Pupils5973





The 2023 average scaled scores for Reading and Maths for Year 6 pupils were:


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The percentage of children in Year 6 who achieved a high level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths in 2023:






Pupils eligible for free school meals16.7



National 29





 School Key Stage 2 Progress Score 2023 (National progress 0.0)
Reading                                        1.5 


In the Year 4 2023 Multiplication Tables Check:

39% of the cohort (35 out of 88 pupils who sat the check) achieved a score of at least 80%

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