Two more of the 125 Church of England Schools in the Diocese of York have been judged 'Good' in their most recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

Tickton Church of England Primary School (upper picture), Beverley, has 205 pupils on the roll, and the inspector commented that "School leaders are passionate about the Christian vision which is at the heart of daily life. As a result all members of the school community are able to flourish and live life to the full."

"The vision is rooted in biblical teaching and is reflected in the way all members of the school share the Christian values of love, respect, forgiveness, peace and honesty.

"Through their positive relationship with the diocese, school leaders have maintained their awareness of good practice in Church school education."

Meanwhile, at Wheldrake with Thorganby Church of England Primary School (lower picture), south of York, the inspector said that for the 216 pupils on the roll, "Collective worship is inclusive and inspirational, with varied opportunities for pupils to engage and respond.

"Pupils and adults are supported to live out the vision and values through worship at the heart of the school day.

"The curriculum recognises each child as a child of God and the school clearly engages with the philosophy of ‘Valuing All God’s Children,’ demonstrated every day in high levels of respect for difference and diversity."

Congratulations to the staff, pupils, parents and Governors at both schools.