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Planned improvement works at Filton Hill Primary School facing the chop

Posted on Wednesday 16th July 2014 at 7:21 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton Hill Primary School.

South Gloucestershire councillors will be asked to vote next week on a report recommending a U-turn on a council commitment to fund building improvement works at Filton Hill Primary School.

The £1.2m project at the school formed part of South Gloucestershire Council’s overall package of future school improvements agreed back in 2012. Filton Hill’s continued inclusion in the programme was confirmed in 2013, but next week the council’s Children and Young People’s Committee will be asked to ditch the project because of other demands on the funds, despite the covering report acknowledging a “historic commitment”.

Filton’s Labour councillors, Roger Hutchinson, Adam Monk and Ian Scott, have reacted with anger and concern to the move. In a statement they said:

“This project has been in the pipeline for many years and our community thought that our funding fight for the improvement work at Filton Hill Primary School had been won when the long-term capital programme was approved. We know that the council’s money is tight, but that is no excuse for moving the goalposts and dumping the scheme now.”

“The report makes clear that the priority capital programme has been stopped as part of the austerity measures introduced by central government, so local parents will see that the promise to Filton Hill is now on the line because of government policy and cuts.”

“However, the council made a clear commitment to the school and should stick to it. We urge the Children and Young People’s Committee to demonstrate that the council plays fair by upholding the decision to proceed with the improvement work at Filton Hill Primary.”

The decision on whether to retain or abandon the planned work at Filton Hill Primary School will be made at the Children and Young People’s Committee meeting in Kingswood on Wednesday 23rd July.

Source: Press release from South Gloucestershire Labour

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Ofsted says Filton Hill has sustained “good” performance

Posted on Sunday 8th April 2012 at 12:15 am by SH (Editor)


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)

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