[metaslider id="372"] OFSTED | The Minster Nursery & Infant School


The Minster Nursery & Infant School was last inspected by Ofsted in May 2008 when it was called Parish Church (CE) Infant School . It was judged to be an Outstanding School. In January 2011, it was subject to a review called an Interim Assessment. Read some of the comments below and examine the full report from 2008.

This is an outstanding school held in high regard by parents and pupils. One parent, reflecting the views of many others, said ‘We have been totally delighted with the progress our son has made at school. He thoroughly enjoys school and is confident and happy’. The success of the school is evident in the excellent progress made by pupils.”

The climate for learning is outstanding. Everywhere, the agreed behaviour code is displayed and followed. Behaviour is excellent and, because the curriculum is so motivating, pupils are focused intently on whatever they are doing. The consistency in promoting this atmosphere throughout the school is an exemplary feature of the outstanding teaching. Parents from a family of pupils for whom English is an additional language wrote ‘I could not think of a better school than Parish; besides the excellent learning progress my children are making, this is a fantastic place where my children can learn tolerance and good behaviour.'”

The outstanding curriculum ensures pupils have an exceptionally good grounding in key skills and develop a sensitive understanding of their own needs and those of others, for example through focused themed weeks and mini enterprise events. The teachers are creative in planning for links between subjects; for example, in an outstanding lesson the teacher made excellent links between geography and ICT to enable the pupils to share knowledge and experiences in programming a roaming toy to collect and deliver artefacts from different continents.”

OFSTED website – Inspection Report
DfE – The Minster Nursery & Infant School Performance

see Stephanie Edmonds -Head Teacher Welcome page for current context.


NB:-Please note that all reports refer to the school’s previous name of Parish Church Nursery & Infant School

Report Inspection date First publication date
Interim Assessment statement 7 Jan 2011 12 May 2011
Reduced tariff school inspection report 7 May 2008 3 Jun 2008
School inspection report 1 Dec 2003 20 May 2004

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

We are delighted to tell you that we had SIAMS Inspection Logoa very successful Section 48 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

These inspections take place every five years. Our last one was in June 2013.

There are four ‘Core Questions’. They are:
1. How well the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meets the needs of all learners.
2. The impact of Collective Worship on the school community.
3. The effectiveness of religious education.
4. The Effectiveness of Leadership and Management of the school as a church school.
The inspector judged our school to be ‘Outstanding’ in all four Core Questions.
see the SIAMS_REPORT for The Minster Nursery and Infant School, Croydon

Previous Report
SIAMS Report June 2013