St Margaret's of Hasbury is inspected by two independent organisations.

OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people. SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) evaluate the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

Our Ofsted Report

The school had its last Ofsted inspection in October 2015.

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Some of the main findings include:

  • Pupils enjoy coming to school, and parents value highly not only their children’s progress but the experience the school gives their children of life in the wider world.
  • Governors play an active part in ensuring the school is meeting all its duties and that all staff are aware of the latest guidance.
  • The proportion of pupils gaining at least the expected level of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics was well above previous years in the school and nationally.
  • Pupils are making more than expected progress in the early years and Key Stage 1 and in almost all year groups in Key Stage 2, as a result of consistently good teaching.
  • The proportion of children reaching a good level of development by the end of Reception, and the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in phonics at the end of Year 1, also rose in 2015. These proportions continue to be above the 2014 national averages.
  • The well-trained leadership team has made sure that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose, and that records are detailed and of high quality.

Our SIAMS Report

The school had its SIAMS inspection in November 2015.

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Some of the main findings include:

  • Expectations are aspirational for all pupils, whatever their starting points and these are firmly underpinned by the school’s distinctive Christian character. Children make good academic progress at St Margaret’s.
  • The link with a school in Tanzania enables the school to show a practical outworking of its distinctive Christian ethos and provides meaningful ways to enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.
  • This is a school where the distinctive Christian character runs deeply through policy and practice and as a result pupils are well prepared academically and socially for their next steps and for later life.
  • The children are able to articulate the need to respect those of other faiths or of no faith during prayer and explained that ‘people are not forced to join in, they can just reflect on the day’.
  • This is a highly inclusive school, committed to ensuring the highest possible standards for its pupils within the context of a very effective Christian ethos.

We are a school that lives up to its belief in every child being nurtured, valued and cared for

OFSTED October 2015

Our Ofsted Report

The school had its last full Ofsted inspection in September 2010 and had an interim assessment report in May 2014.

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Some of the main findings included:

  • St Margaret's at Hasbury provides a good education for its pupils
  • There is some outstanding teaching evident in the school, where teachers use the results of previous assessments to match work accurately to the ability of individual pupils, and teaching assistants provide the prompts that make pupils think for themselves
  • There is outstanding engagement with parents and carers, and excellent partnerships have been formed with other organisations
  • Safeguarding is at the heart of the school's work and high quality welfare pervades all that the school does

Our SIAMS Report

The school had its SIAMS inspection in November 2010.



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Some of the main findings included:

  • The school was rated as an outstanding church school
  • The affirming Christian ethos which welcomes and values everyone: pupils, staff, parents and the wider local community
  • The Christian values indicated in St. Margaret's at Hasbury’s Learning Principles are clearly embedded in the pupils’ motivation, self-confidence, and behaviour
  • Staff and governors at St. Margaret's at Hasbury share a clear vision of the centrality of Christian values to the school’s life

The school provides a warm and welcoming environment, where pupils are valued and their self-esteem raised

OFSTED Report 2010