Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVA Primary School

Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVA Primary School and Nursery

Learning Caring Inspiring


This is a happy & friendly school   ~    Pupils are excited by their learning    ~   

They experience a broad and rich curriculum.    Ofsted 2023 

It is with great pleasure that the Governors and I share with you the report on our recent Ofsted Inspection which took place on 20-21 June 2023 in accordance with Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (HMCI) inspected, under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended).

We are thrilled to receive confirmation that Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVAP School continues to provide a ‘Good’ quality of education since the previous inspection.

We are particularly pleased that the report recognises that we are a happy and friendly school where pupils are excited by their learning and enjoy the time they spend together.  It reflects a school which is founded on Christian values of kindness, empathy and respect towards others.

It recognises the strength of our curriculum, identifying it as broad and rich which motivates the children to work hard and aspire to achieve well.  It also reflects the dedication of our staff to provide the best inclusive education they possibly can, setting high expectations and giving pupils a positive attitude towards their learning and a love of reading.  Our staff adapt their teaching to help pupils with SEND learn the full curriculum and achieve well.

Subject leaders share their expert knowledge with staff to enable pupils achieve well across the full range of subjects that they study. Our Early Years staff guide children’s learning through thoughtful questions that help children extend their thinking and play.

During the inspection the Inspectors were highly impressed with the behaviour of our children, being calm, orderly and polite, and displaying warm relationships between pupils and staff. They were pleased to hear them talk passionately about PSHE and to express that they felt safe.

We are hugely grateful to all families, children, staff and Governors who contributed to the inspection through direct dialogue, personal letters or returning questionnaires.

The Inspection was carried out in a very fair and thorough way.  It serves as a formal recognition of just what an incredible school Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVAP School is, one which the staff are very proud to be a part of.

With kind regards

Mrs L Cann


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As a voluntary aided Church of England School we are inspected by both Ofsted and by SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).  These inspections look specifically at R.E. and worship but they also look at Spiritual, Moral , Social and Cultural aspects of the school.

The SIAMS inspectors talk to pupils, parents, Governors and staff about what goes on in school, and how the school is involved in the local and wider community.  Inspectors will see lessons, look at books and make sure that appropriate standards are met.

Quotes from SIAMS report January 2019

The quality of relationships across the school community is very strong and clearly conveys its Christian underpinning, 

Pupils’ attitude to learning and behaviour are commendable. 

Pastoral support is well targeted and is a positive expression of the school’s Christian vision. 

Partnerships, particularly with parents, the parish church and the local community, are deeply embedded into its ways of working and contribute effectively to supporting pupils in flourishing, both academically and personally.

The worship programme and religious education (RE) are given high priority and effectively support pupils’ personal and academic development and the school’s Christian service to its pupils.  

Academically pupils make at least good, and often better, progress. This leads to attainment being consistently above local and national averages. Personal development is very strong and effectively supported.

The school’s values impact extremely positively on attitudes to learning and behaviour, both of which are clear strengths.

The headteacher, her senior leadership team, governors and staff model a caring and inclusive Christian ethos exceptionally well.

Strong and effective pastoral care for all enhances outcomes.

The school has made very good progress in addressing issues from the previous denominational inspection. Consequently, strengths have been sustained and areas to improve addressed.

Spiritual development opportunities provided are wide ranging and responded to very well by pupils.

Partnership with parents and the local church are strong and mutually beneficial.

There are exceptionally strong links with the local community,

Staff are extremely supportive and caring towards one another and their pupils.

Teachers work effectively to create a respectful and inclusive learning environment which supports the school’s vision, mission and associated values very well. 

The range of approaches enhances learning and leads to good attainment and very good progress in RE across the school for all pupils, including the more vulnerable.

SIAMS Report 2019