Ofsted has praised Filton Hill Primary School for sustaining its performance, which was rated “good” at its last full inspection in June 2009.
In a letter to parents, the government body says it will not be carrying out a further inspection until the summer term of 2013 at the earliest.
The decision is based on a number of factors that include attendance and academic performance.
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 satisfactory schools will be inspected at least once every three years.
Some good schools are inspected after three years; others may have their inspections put back. To help decide if it can wait longer than three years, Ofsted carries out these ‘interim assessments’.
Related link: Schools & Colleges in Filton (The Journal)