Church inspectors impressed by primary school


Church of England inspectors have praised a village school for its outstanding ‘effectiveness and leadership’ in meeting the needs of its pupils.

Stickney Church of England Primary School, was inspected at the beginning of October.

It impressed inspectors who said: “The vision and commitment of the head teacher, governors and all staff to provide for the individual needs of all pupils within a strong Christian ethos.

“Collective worship is an important part of every day, either at school or in the church, and this encourages pupils to develop their personal faith.

“The caring attitude of the pupils reflects their understanding of Christian values and this underpins their relationships with each other.

“The partnership with the church community is strongly supportive of the spiritual development of the pupils and their understanding of the Christian way of life and gives them a firm foundation for building positive relationships in their lives.”

It said the school, through it’s ‘distinctive Christian character’ is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners, and said collective worship was good, and valued as a ‘major focus of school life’.

The inspectors however, did say the school could improve the collaboration with existing partner schools and the progress being made in enabling pupils to become regular active partners with staff and clergy.

Stickney Primary currently has 176 pupils. It is lead by head teacher Rowena Thompson.