Congratulations to Warter Church of England Primary School, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Crayke Church of England Primary School, North Yorkshire, who have both recently been judged Outstanding in their Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

  • At Crayke (upper picture), the inspector reported that "there is a significant and universal commitment by all members of the school community to uphold the Christian character and Christian values of the school in order that every child should flourish as a unique child of God.
    "Positive relationships between the school members, regardless of role or position, and the deep sense of joy and love created by them provides security and nurture for every child and adult."

  • Warter's (lower picture) report comments that "the school’s values underpin a Christian vision which creates an aspirational environment in which all pupils make excellent progress and attainment is higher than the national average.
    "Christian values are clearly and consistently shared across the school community so that pupils readily apply them in the positive choices that they make about their behaviour and work."

The two schools are part of the 98% of our 125 Church of England schools across the Diocese of York currently judged 'Good' or 'Outstanding' in their SIAMS inspections.

Church schools are Christian institutions which exist to serve the whole community including those of all faiths and none; SIAMS examines and celebrates the commitment of staff, children, governors and the local church to ensuring the distinctive Christian character of their ethos and service.