ofsted logoOfsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

As such, Dalton St Mary's CofE School is regularly inspected and the results of those reports are available for anyone to see.

Due to the good quality of teaching and the nurturing school community, pupils are well prepared for the next stage in their education by the time they leave school. (Ofsted)

It was impressive to see so many parents settle to read with their children at the start of the school day. This is developing children’s love of books and stories and provides a really calm start to the day. (Ofsted)

You ensure that teachers and teaching assistants are provided with high-quality training and coaching so that staff work as a cohesive team with pupils at the heart of all they do. Your senior leadership team is pioneering the use of mobile technology in many aspects of school life. (Ofsted)

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Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.  It provides the opportunity for parents to highlight how they feel about many aspects of our school from the quality of teaching and learning through to how we deal with bullying and poor behaviour.  It is a place to celebrate the good things which happen here at Dalton St Mary's along with the opportunity to highlight any areas where you may not be as satisfied.

We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. 

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. 

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Department for Education

dfe logoThe Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services.


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Diocese of Carlisle

diocese carlisle logoDalton St Mary's CofE Primary School was last inspected by the Diocese of Carlisle's Board of Education on 30th January 2015.

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Dalton St Mary’s CE Primary School as a Church of England school are outstanding" (SIAMS)

"The Christian character of the school remains distinctive and is its defining feature. This is intrinsic to every aspect of school life. The impact this has on pupils’ spiritual moral, social, and to a lesser extent their cultural development, is very marked. The strong and mutually supportive links with the church significantly encourage, nourish and challenge children’s knowledge and understanding of Christian faith.“ (SIAMS)

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