Another 21 Norfolk schools get an Ofsted holiday

Another 21 Norfolk schools have been told by Ofsted that they are good enough to be spared the dreaded visit by inspectors.

Earlier this week, the EDP revealed that 11 of the county's schools had received letters telling them they either would not be inspected until at least summer 2012 - or, in the case of two outstanding schools, only if 'further information raises concerns'.

Now another 11 schools rated 'good' at their previous inspection have been told they will be spared a visit until summer next year at the earliest.

And 10 schools given an 'outstanding' rating last time round will avoid a follow-up unless circumstances change.

The schools are:

GOOD

? Banham Primary

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? Corpusty Primary

? Cromer Junior

? Denver Primary

? Dickleburgh Primary

? Litcham High

? Runcton Holme Primary

? St Martin at Shouldham Primary

? St Peter's Primary, Easton

? Saxlingham Nethergate Primary

? Spooner Row Primary

OUTSTANDING

? Alderman Swindell Infant, Great Yarmouth

? Diss Infant and Nursery with Children's Centre

? Browick Road Infant, Wymondham

? Lingwood First and Nursery

? Martham Primary and Nursery

? Mousehold Infant and Nursery, Norwich

? Sheringham Primary

? Stradbroke Primary, Gorleston

? Trowse Primary

? West Raynham Primary

Ofsted is able to examine from afar the paperwork and data of good and outstanding schools. If there are no signs of deterioration, it puts off a return visit - enabling it to concentrate on schools that are satisfactory or worse.

In the letters to the 'good' schools, Ofsted chief inspector Christine Gilbert said: 'I am pleased to inform you that our interim assessment shows that the school's performance has been sustained and that we can defer its next full inspection.

'As a result, the next inspection will not take place any earlier than the summer term 2012 unless we receive information in the course of the coming year that causes us to inspect earlier.'

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