In November and December 2012, the school was the subject of two educational inspections: one by OFSTED - the Government's inspection team; the other by the Church of England through SIAS - Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools. Both organisations have awarded the accolade 'OUTSTANDING' to the school in their reports.
In extracts from his report, the Ofsted inspector said: 'Pupils make exceptionally rapid progress. Disabled pupils and those with specific educational needs make very rapid progress. Teaching is of a consistently high standard particularly in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils excel. Pupil behaviour is exemplary. The headteacher provides very clear strong leadership. Governors contribute very effectively'.
The Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS) review is undertaken on behalf of Coventry Diocese who examines the religous education, spiritual understanding, collective worship and leadership of the school. Once again, Ilmington school was found to be 'Outstanding' in every category. In his report, the inspector said: 'Clearly communicated Christian values shine out in the daily life of the school and are reflected in the high quality relationships and excellent learning and achievement. The outstanding and enabling vision of the headteacher, supported by the highly dedicated staff, working together with governors and parents has created an inclusive and distinctive church school where every child is known as an individual, and is valued and special.'
These two reports now prove how good the school is. Credit must go to all the staff, governors, parents and especially the children for their hard work and support that has enabled this achievement. Our task now is to work hard at maintaining our high standards.
You may read the full reports in the Key Information section below.