Staff and pupils at St Martin's CE Primary School are celebrating the outcome of their recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

The SIAMS inspection evaluates how effective a school is in delivering a high quality, distinctively Christian education.

Inspector Beverley Roberts visited the Bradley school in December and, in her report published recently, found that 'love and care flows throughout St Martin’s, embracing all.'

Her report highlights the school's strengths in several key areas, demonstrating its ongoing dedication to providing a nurturing and spiritually rich learning environment, and acknowledges the staff’s efforts in fostering an inclusive and supportive community, reflecting the core values of compassion, respect, and resilience.

And she concluded that St Martin’s Church of England Primary Academy is 'living up to its foundation as a Church school.'

Lauren Smith, Head of School, said: "We are immensely proud of our school's achievements in the SIAMS inspection. It reflects our commitment to integrating our Christian ethos in every aspect of school life, from curriculum to community engagement. 

“Whilst we continuously strive for academic excellence, it is equally important for us to nurture our children’s moral development and ensure they have exciting, memorable experiences at school.

"The success of the SIAMS inspection is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff, pupils, and the wider school community. The positive feedback serves as a motivation to the team at St Martin’s to further enhance provision for the children so they can let their light shine."

Councillor Jacqui Coogan, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: "This is a very good SIAMS report which demonstrates the positive impact that St Martin's is having on its pupils.

"SIAMS inspections are very exacting, and I would like to congratulate Lauren Smith and everyone connected to St Martin's on their success."

The SIAMS inspection is an Ofsted Section 48 inspection that all schools designated as having a religious character have to undergo on a regular basis.