Since 2013 the inspection process for Diocesan Church Schools has been renamed the ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’. The inspections follow a timetable which is independent of Ofsted and based on a five year cycle. The principal objective of the inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school. To do this the inspection looks at four key questions:

  1. How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  2. What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  3. How effective is the religious education?
  4. How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?