Cranford Park

C of E Primary School

Courage  Respect  Peace

Ofsted/SIAMS Inspections

Our school was subject to a short inspection on 22nd March 2017 and Ofsted judged that:

This school continues to be good.

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

There is a palpable sense of community at Cranford Park. Pupils work effectively alongside each other and enjoy learning. Their behaviour in and out of lessons is typically good. Pupils treat each other with respect. They reflected upon the importance of ‘taking care of each other’, and being supportive of each other’s differences

Safeguarding is effective.

Leaders ensure that safeguarding is effective. All records are detailed and accurate and staff hold pupils’ well-being in high regard. Leaders have effective knowledge of safe recruitment practices and ensure that when recruiting new staff all background checks are carried out appropriately. All policies and procedures are reviewed regularly and updated when necessary.

To read the full report please click here.

Further infomation about school performance can be found on the Department for Education’s Performance Tables Website.

As a Church of England Primary School we also have a Statutory Inspection conducted by the Diocese.  Our last SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) was on 18th May 2017.

We are delighted that the Inspection confirms that Cranford Park CE Primary School, through its distinctive Christian character, is good in meeting the needs of all learners. The Inspector judged both the impact of collective worship on the school community and the leadership and management of the school to be good.

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Cranford Park Primary as a Church of England school are good

  • The school’s Christian values of peace, respect and courage are clearly articulated and understood by all members of the school community. These are reflected in the positive quality of relationships throughout the school community.
  • The emphasis placed on the well-being of all pupils, providing them with an inclusive environment where the uniqueness of each individual is celebrated and respected.
  • The clear understanding of the nature and purpose of prayer which is lived out by pupils within their daily life at school.
  • The strong partnership between school, church and parents secures an inclusive community where all are valued and welcomed.


The reports states:

“Cranford Park CE Primary school is a happy, caring Christian community where all members are valued and welcomed. Pupils and parents from all backgrounds know that they are accepted, respected and, as one parent commented, ‘everyone is made to feel special’. The school is highly inclusive, committed to meeting the needs of the whole child and providing extra support where needed.”

and that…

“The school’s Christian values are evident in the highly positive relationships between pupils, parents and staff. Pupils explain the importance of these values with confidence and are able to relate them to their everyday lives. One pupil described how the values ‘help us know how to live, behave and learn’.”

A full copy of the report can be downloaded here.