Four ‘good’ schools in Dereham, Great Dunham, Bawdeswell and Weasenham have Ofsted inspections deferred

Four schools in Mid Norfolk have been told that Ofsted inspections are being deferred as they are continuing to make good progress.

Bawdeswell Primary, Dereham Church of England Infant and Nursery, Great Dunham Primary and Weasenham Primary all good inspections when they were last visited in 2008 and 2009.

Schools which are judged good need to be inspected less frequently than others and Ofsted carries out so-called interim assessments to check how they are progressing.

And the body has now written to all four schools and all parents to say that the performance has been sustained and that no full inspections will be carried out until the summer term of 2013 at the earliest unless they are notified of issues which create the need for an earlier visit.

The interim assessment includes statistics such as pupils' progress, attainment for children with special educational needs and attendance.

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