Our Church of England School

As a Church of England school, Charter Academy recognises that faith and spiritual development is a very important part of life as our students grow into responsible members of society. This development goes far beyond the classroom and can be found in many areas at Charter Academy.

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Charter Academy is a Church of England School. Church schools are recognised for their distinctive Christian ethos and the impact this has on standards and all round education. Once a Church School has had their Ofsted inspection, they will receive a SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) inspection. The SIAS inspection focuses on   how distinctive and effective the school is as a Church school.  Inspectors will record whether or not the school meets the relevant statutory requirements, for collective worship and RE as well as a strong Christian ethos. As with Ofsted the main judgments will be rated on the scale one to four (1-4), as Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory or Inadequate.  

In June 2016 Charter had a SIAMS inspection.  The inspection was carried out by Portsmouth CofE diocese.  The diocese awarded Charter with a solid Good judgement.  The diocese gave targets for the school to further improve.  You can read the SIAMS report by clicking on the link.

Ark Charter Academy SIAMS Report