Main Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4AT

01630 653084

Norton-in-Hales C of E Primary School

Ofsted and SIAMS


 We were inspected under the new Ofsted framework on 17th January 2017 and maintained our rating of Good.  As were were subject to a short inspection, Her Majesty's Inspector wrote a letter summarising his finding to the Head teacher which can be viewed by following the link below.

Ofsted Report

 Some of the highlights from the report are captured below

“you and your teachers know the individual needs of every child exceptionally well”

“happy and welcoming culture”

“teaching assistants offering valuable support to pupils in the classes”

“governors demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of the school”

“pupils are keen to share their learning”

“behaviour of pupils was exceptional”


SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)


We were inspected by SIAMS in July 2015 and the full report can be accessed by clicking on the attached document

SIAMS Inspection Report 


Our strengths and areas for improvement are summarised below:


The Christian commitment of the new headteacher and his determination to enable Norton-in-Hales Primary to become an outstanding church school.

The strong and active support of the foundation governors and the chair of governors who share the headteacher’s vision for the school.

The dedicated work of the vicar who faithfully leads weekly worship.

Areas to improve

Pursue ways of ensuring personal pupil response in worship to help pupils develop an understanding of Jesus as a friend and guide.

Further develop the reflection areas that have been introduced into each classroom to make them engaging and interactive to encourage pupils in spontaneous prayer and reflection throughout each day.

Develop creative, active approaches to religious education (RE) and worship.