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School slips from outstanding to good
7:00am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
ONE of Oxfordshire’s only infant schools has slipped from the best possible Ofsted rating in its latest inspection.
St Nicholas Infants’ School, in St Nicholas Road, Wallingford, was rated outstanding in 2007 but is now rated good.
Headteacher David Jackson, who joined two years ago, said changes to inspections meant outstanding was harder to get.
He said he was “delighted” with the latest grading, adding: “What they have done is they have changed the goalposts.
“They now look heavily at data. I think we are as good as we were in 2007.
“Behaviour is good, bullying is non-existent, children love coming to school and they work hard and achieve well.”
Inspector Tusha Chakraborti said: “Concerted action to raise standards over the past two years has been successful.”
But her report said the school must put more emphasis on punctuation and handwriting.
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