Schools given Ofsted acclaim


Five schools from across Luton and Dunstable have been praised by standards watchdog Ofsted after positive inspections at the end of March.

Wenlock C of E Junior, Thornhill Primary, St Martin de Porres Primary, St Joseph’s RC Infant and Sacred Heart Primary were all given interim assessments by Ofsted on March 28– shorter visits which determine when each school will undergo its next full Ofsted report.

All five schools had previously attained a ‘good’ rating, meaning that they will be inspected less often than other schools under new Ofsted rules.

Generally ‘good’ schools are now inspected once in five years, whilst schools that require improvement will normally be inspected within two years of their last inspection.

During the interim assessment each school was considered for pupils’ attainment, progress and attendance.

Parents’ views are also sought, while any other issues brought to Ofsted’s attention are looked over.

All five schools were told that they had sustained their ‘good’ ratings and will not be inspected before the summer term next year.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, HM Chief Inspector, wrote to each school: “I wish everyone involved continued success in the future.”