SIAMS - The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

Date of Most Recent Inspection: 22nd March, 2018


  • The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St. Michael’s Primary Academy as a Church of England school are good. 
  • The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is good at meeting the needs of all learners.
  • The impact of collective worship on the school community is good. 
  • The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is good. 

Summary of Strengths 

  • Christian distinctiveness drives and underpins the recovery and restoration of this school in a contextually appropriate manner. 
  • The school has a practical, multi-faith spirituality. 
  • Collective worship is biblically based and is enabling children to behave and relate well and to develop a good understanding of the Christian narrative. 
  • Relationships are very positive. 
  • Leadership is loyal and loving and centres on the wellbeing of children and their families.
  • Membership of the Birmingham Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) is enabling the professional growth of all staff as they strive to raise standards and develop the school’s vision. 

Summary of Development Points

  • Governors should work with the school community to clarify a Christian vision for the school that is shared, understood by, and transformational for, everyone and expressed through biblically based Christian values. Strategies for evaluating and reviewing this should then be established and embedded.
  • Create learning opportunities that will strengthen the contribution made by religious education and other curriculum areas to the spiritual development of pupils.
  • Embed strategies to increase pupil engagement through leading collective worship and evaluating its impact.