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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment

Inspections and Awards



Our last Ofsted inspection was carried out in May 2012 (inspection number 378034). The school was judged to be "Outstanding" in all areas. To put that in context, at the time of that inspection only 14% of primary schools inspected by Ofsted were judged to have an outstanding overall effectiveness. Ofsted defines "outstanding" to mean that the school "provides exceptionally well for all its pupils' needs".


There are various quotes taken from this report on the pages of this website.

Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools


As a Church of England school, Finchampstead Primary School is also subjected to a rigorous inspection from the National Society - the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS). This inspection last took place in July 2017, and the school was judged to be Good with Outstanding in our Christian Distinctiveness. 


National Association for Able Children in Education


In June 2014 the school was assessed for and successfully achieved the NACE Challenge Award. NACE is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in supporting teachers to provide excellent teaching and learning for able, gifted, and talented pupils.


In her report, the assessor concluded that Finchampstead Primary School "secures a big impact because the actions of leaders, staff and governors systematically and cohesively nurture ambition and achievement for all, within a culture in which the drive for excellence is underpinned by meticulously structured and highly effective support for pupils’ personal, social and emotional development".