St Margaret’s Church of England Academy (SMA) has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ after a recent inspection.
The Liverpool academy in Aigburth received top marks across all areas in its recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report.
SIAMS is a denominational inspection that is carried out by a trained Church of England or Methodist inspector over two days.
In the SIAMS report, inspector Barbara Easton said: “The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Margaret’s as a Church of England school are outstanding.
“St Margaret’s translates its commitment to the love of God for everyone into a strong sense of responsibility for each individual in the school’s care. This is marked by the strength of the pastoral care and the urgency with which the school is responding to any issues of underachievement.
“Trust, care and respect define relationships in the school. The sense of belonging within this deeply Christian community means that people of all faiths and none share a sense of St Margaret’s as family which extends beyond the school gates and the school day.”
Stephen Brierley, principal, said: “We are thrilled to receive this Outstanding SIAMS rating. The inspector recognised everything we are trying to achieve at SMA and was very positive about the way in which we care and develop our young people. This recognition reflects our whole school community – students, parents, carers, governors, staff and our diocese – who have all worked together to promote our Christian vision.
“This report, coinciding with our excellent GCSE and A-level results during the summer is a fantastic milestone for the academy. I’m incredibly proud of our school community and look forward to our continued journey”.