Schools stay top of class
TWO schools in Bury St Edmunds have remained top of the class, according to education watchdogs.
County Upper School and St Benedict’s Catholic School, in Beetons Way, are still judged to be ‘outstanding’ following interim assessments by Ofsted inspectors.
Inspectors gave both schools the highest ranking in early 2008.
Under new measures in the 2011 Education Bill, from January 2012 schools that are judged to be ‘outstanding’ will not be subject to routine inspection unless concerns are raised about their performance.
To help decide whether Ofsted needs to inspect, they carry out an interim assessment.
As part of the assessment, they consider pupils’ academic performance, attendance, any visits by Ofsted since the last routine inspection, qualifying complaints about the school by parents and carers and any other significant concerns brought to Ofsted’s attention
In letters to parents of both schools, Ofsted head Christine Gilbert said: “Our interim assessment indicates performance has been sustained and that we will not be inspecting your school unless we receive further information that raises concerns. We will continue to undertake annual assessments of the school’s performance.”
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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