St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239

Recent Inspections & REVIEWS

Ofsted Inspection 2017

Following the inspection on 16th November 2017, we are pleased to report that Ofsted concluded that St Mary’s “continues to be good.

The inspection recognised that…the leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection and it was noted that we have …made many improvements to teaching and learning. The School Leadership Team have high expectations for teachers and these are very clear.

We were proud Ofsted reported to Mrs Clarke that parents and the local community recognise the strengths of your leadership [and] would recommend the school.

Our tracking, monitoring and interventions are …helping current pupils to achieve their potential” and ensure that “if pupils are slipping behind, they are supported well. Furthermore, there have been sustained improvements for disadvantaged pupils.

We were pleased that the feedback noted that our children’s emotional needs are being met well, with the pastoral leadership identified as invaluable.

Learning is progressing well for children with special educational needs, because staff have a clear understanding of their needs.

On the essential area of safeguarding, Ofsted found that we …make sure that pupils are safe and secure in school. You work determinedly, yet sensitively, with pupils, parents and external agencies to monitor and support the most vulnerable pupils. Safeguarding arrangements are secure and part of the school’s culture.

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Challenge Partner Quality Assurance Review 2018

The following is the Summary taken from our Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review undertaken by an experienced, external team over three days in March, 2018.

You can read read the full review here:


Quality Assurance Review – Summary of Estimates 
(Please note that a Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review is not equivalent to an Ofsted inspection, and agreed estimates from the review are not equivalent to Ofsted judgements.)


School Improvement Strategies: Good

Outcomes for Pupils are: Good

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Good


Area of Excellence (confirmed and valid for 3 years)Pastoral and well-being support

Previously accredited Areas of Excellence 2017: Assessment and monitoring

Previously accredited Areas of Excellence 2016: Phonics


SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) 2015



In July 2015 we were inspected under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.  We are delighted that the outcome of the inspection (which evaluates the Christian ethos and learning within the school) which graded St. Mary’s as Good overall (and ‘Outstanding’ for the school's ‘distinctive Christian character’).

Our thanks to all the children, staff, governors and parents of St. Mary’s who all work very hard and give so much every day, to make our school such a special place. You can read the report here.


Ofsted Inspection 2013

In July 2013, an Ofsted Inspection team found St Mary's to be a 'Good' school "which shows that pupils are currently making good progress and achieving well throughout the school, whatever their starting point." 

If you would like to read the full report please click here.


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