Ofsted says Wheatfield Primary School has sustained ‘good’ performance

Wheatfield Primary School, Bradley Stoke.

Ofsted has praised Bradley Stoke’s Wheatfield Primary School for sustaining its performance, which was rated “good” at its last full inspection in May 2010.

In a letter to parents, the government body says it will not be carrying out a further full inspection until summer 2014 at the earliest.

The decision is based on a number of factors that include attendance, academic performance and parents’ views.

Schools which are performing well are now inspected less often than other schools. This usually means that “good” schools are inspected once in five years, whilst schools that require improvement are generally inspected between 12 to 24 months after their last inspection.

In last year’s Key Stage 2 (KS2) tests, 85% of Year 6 pupils at the school achieved the expected levels in English and maths, compared to an average of 81% across all schools in South Gloucestershire and 79% in England.

Of the six primary schools in Bradley Stoke, five are rated “good” by Ofsted. The sixth, St Mary’s RC Primary School in Webbs Wood Road, was rated “outstanding” at its last inspection in March 2007.

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