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We are very proud of our 'Outstanding' school. Our last inspection was done in October 2011 and the results can be viewed on Ofsted.

Ofsted Style Health Check

As a staff, we are committed to ensuring we maintain our very high expectations in the future. It was with this in mind that the school arranged for an Ofsted Style Health Check to take place on 23rd January 2018. Its aim was to ensure that we are continually focusing on improving the teaching and learning that takes place in our school. It has also enabled us to get an informed outside view of areas which we need to develop.  This ‘Ofsted style’ inspection was carried out by Doug Lowes, an experienced educational consultant (former primary head, former Ofsted Lead Inspector, current overseas inspector and School Performance Officer for City of York). The outcome was very positive and reassuring and the major findings have been summarised in the pdf document below 'Letter to parents from Health Check Findings - February 2018'.

SIAMS Reports

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.  The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.


AYJS was rated 'Outstanding' at our last SIAMS inspection in November 2016.