Inspection Reports

Ofsted Inspection Report (February 2020)

St John the Evangelist CE VA Primary School based in Carterton, is celebrating today after OFSTED rated the school ‘OUTSTANDING’, following a rigorous 2-day inspection in January.

Inspectors praised the strong Leadership of the school. The report stated, ”Leaders, staff and governors want the best for all pupils. Leaders are unyielding in their pursuit of excellence in all areas. All pupils leave fully prepared for their future learning”. They were particularly impressed with the way staff seize every opportunity to ensure that pupils understand the world past the school gates and encourage pupils to think deeply about both local and global issues.

The report further highlighted the exemplary behaviour and attitudes pupils brought to lessons, and noted “they display a genuine thirst for knowledge and the utmost commitment to learning”. Safeguarding was found to be effective, with a “strong culture where the well-being and safety of pupils is given paramount importance”.

When asked what the school needs to do better, the inspectors had no recommendations for improvement.

Click to download: Ofsted Inspection Report February 2020

Click to download: Ofsted Inspection Letter June 2018

Click to download: Ofsted Inspection Report July 2014


SIAMS Inspection Report (April 2016)

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St. John the Evangelist School as a Church of England school are outstanding.

“The Christian ethos shines and there is a wonderful sense of warmth and welcome which ensures children feel secure. The chosen Christian values of unity, respect, self-belief, success, responsibility and inspire are firmly rooted in the Bible but also understood as universal in application. The impact of the values on achievement is remarkable."

Click to download: SIAMS Inspection Report

'Pupils are deeply engrossed and highly motivated in lessons.' Ofsted 2020