Staincliffe CE Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Headteacher's Welcome


Here at Staincliffe CE Junior School, we want every child to be happy, confident, safe and successful. Our key values of Trust, Courage, Joy and Respect are woven through all that we do and enables all children and staff to be the best they can be. 

At Staincliffe, we are proud to be a Church school at the centre of a multicultural community. We strongly believe in providing our children with the building blocks for their own success, embedded in our ethos that has trust, courage, joy and respect as our values at the heart of everything we do. Within our Staincliffe family, we respect and trust each other. We aim high and succeed with love, courage and joy in our hearts.

The staff here are enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. They create a learning environment that challenges and encourages all and make learning opportunities exciting and engaging, tailoring their teaching to meet the needs of all of our learners. Our curriculum is filled with endless opportunities for our children to showcase their skills, talents and abilities in a wide-range of different subjects, be it academic, creative or sporting. 

The relationship between home and school is very important to us. We try to make sure Staincliffe is open, approachable and welcoming to parents and carers at all times. Parents and carers are strongly encouraged to be involved in their child’s school life through academic support; attendance at Curriculum and Parents’ Evenings as well as supporting annual school events.

We very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child to Staincliffe CE Junior School.



Mr Paul Dixon



During our last OFSTED inspection (March 2023), where we were judged very ‘Good’, the inspector said….

  • Pupils are happy and feel safe in this welcoming, friendly school.

  • The school ethos is firmly grounded in the values of respect, trust, courage and joy.

  • Leaders, governors and staff have high expectations for every pupil. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

  • Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is excellent. They try hard and are proud of their work.

  • Leaders make sure the curriculum is broad. Teachers model learning step-by-step for pupils. This helps pupils to understand new concepts. Teachers revisit learning and provide quizzes to check pupils have understood.

  • Pupils learn about people from different backgrounds, including other faiths and cultures. They enjoy meeting visitors who are different to themselves.

  • Staff are well supported by leaders. Teachers and teaching assistants appreciate the training they receive. They feel valued because of the consideration leaders have for them and their well-being.

  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Pupils learn about keeping safe in a range of situations, including online.

  • Pupils trust staff to listen to them and help them if they have any worries. Staff help pupils to recognise and manage their feelings.


As a Church of England school, our effectiveness is also evaluated through the ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools’ (SIAMS). We were last visited in December 2021, and the key findings that contributed to our overall effectiveness as being judged as ‘Good’ were….

  • This is a school where leaders have developed a vision that strongly acknowledges and reflects the diversity of the local community. This is valued and lived out by all and enables both adults and pupils to flourish.

  • Leaders are passionate in ensuring all pupils flourish in this vibrant and diverse school. The wellbeing of the whole school community is a priority.

  • Led by their vision, leaders have developed an ambitious curriculum that enables pupils to develop independence. Motivated by Joshua 1:7, pupils have the courage to take risks and to trust in their own abilities, in order that they can flourish.

  • Recent work in developing Christian worship has ensured that it is inclusive to the school’s multi-faith context.

  • Work in religious education (RE) illustrates a thoughtful understanding of a range of religions.