Ofsted and SIAMS
Staff, pupils and families work together well at Cleeve Prior C of E (Controlled) Primary School. Staff provide a warm welcome to pupils at the start of the school day, greeting them all by name. There is a strong caring ethos which makes pupils feel safe. Pupils have a sense of belonging. They trust the adults who support them. Pupils play and work together happily. They have large friendship groups that include boys and girls of different ages. Older pupils look after younger ones and are positive role models for them to follow. Pupils say that bullying is not a problem. They are confident that adults would sort matters out quickly if bullying ever happens.
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Cleeve Prior (VC) School as a Church of England school are good. The clear vision of the headteacher and the commitment of staff and governors to the development of the school’s Christian character ensures that all pupils are cherished and valued. The strong relationships between all members of the school community result in confident happy young people who care deeply for others. Hardworking staff who go that extra mile with the result that pupils feel safe and secure and are confident in expressing their views.