Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills and they inspect schools to assess levels of teaching and learning. School inspections are required by law and Ofsted produce a guide for parents explaining their role and how they work.

St Mary's joined the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust in February 2016. Our school details with Ofsted are here. Upon conversion to academy status, whilst little may have changed the new school is a new legal entity. St Mary's is yet to have an Ofsted inspection since academy conversion. However, to assist parents and other interested parties, you can view the Ofsted report and inspection history for St Mary’s School prior to academy conversion here.


As a Church of England school, we are inspected under the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). 

Our most recent inspection took place in March 2018; the school was judged as good overall and received an outstanding judgement for the teaching and learning in Religious Education.


"The strong promotion of Christian values has a direct impact on pupils’ excellent behaviour and their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development." SIAMS March 2018


Read the full report by clicking here.