Pupils, teacher and staff are celebrating a successful report after the school was praised by inspectors.

Beaminster School has been rated ‘good’ in its Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) for effectiveness of the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish.

The inspector, Elisabeth Stevenson, commented on the strong relationships between staff and pupils and everyone has a strong sense of belonging, is securely aware that they are known and valued, which enables all to flourish at the school.

The school’s leadership team is highlighted as a key strength of the school, driven by service to the school. Recent changes to the curriculum have been based on a drive to improve pupils’ aspirations and to ensure all pupils experience a rich education. The team has a thorough understanding of their pupils and a commitment to providing the very best education.

The inspector commented that the school had recently reflected on its Christian character and, as a result, is confident in setting a direction for the school based on a Christian vision, rotted in biblical teaching.

The report states that the strong work ethic of the pupils is visible across different subjects and key stages, and stems from the clear vision set by leaders and the value placed on each individual pupil.

Headteacher Keith Hales said: “I am delighted with this report which reflects what goes on in our school.

“The report states that, ‘pupils shine at Beaminster School because of the rich education they are given. They are served by a talented staff team committed to the school’s Christian vision for a flourishing community’.”

Mark Carter, chairman of governors, was very encouraged to read that: ‘Parents remark on the strength of community, the confidence the school gives their children and the welcoming atmosphere. Support for pupils with mental health challenges is effective and appreciated by pupils and parents from across the school.’

Areas for development for the school include developing further the planning and evaluation of collective worship to ensure that more pupils are involved and that collective worship supports pupils’ spiritual development; to imbed the emerging Christian vision into the curriculum to support whole school understanding; and to create opportunities to nourish the spiritual development of pupils and staff.