Schools: Inspections

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in Hendon were inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; what the outcome was of each inspection; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

This is a matter for Ofsted. Her Majesty's chief inspector of schools, Christine Gilbert, has written to my hon. Friend and a copy of her reply has been placed in the Library.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 14 January 2008:

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for a response.

Ofsted has inspected 18 schools in Hendon constituency in the last 12 months from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007. The grades and the date on which they were inspected are shown in the table below.

URN Inspection date Grade School name
134798 26 February 2007 2 good London Academy
101336 27 February 2007 2 good St. Joseph's RC Infant School
101355 14 March 2007 3 satisfactory Dollis Junior School
101326 21 March 2007 2 good St. Paul's CofE Primary School
130935 21 March 2007 3 satisfactory The Hyde School
101359 25 April 2007 2 good Mill Hill County High School
103119 15 May 2007 2 good St. Mary's and St. John's CE Primary School
101364 17 May 2007 2 good St. James' Catholic High School
101258 22 May 2007 1 outstanding Barnfield Primary School
101357 24 May 2007 2 good Hendon School
101395 14 June 2007 1 outstanding Northway School
101376 28 June 2007 1 outstanding Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School
101339 3 July 2007 2 good Blessed Dominic RC School
133749 11 September 2007 2 good Northgate School
101274 14 November 2007 1 outstanding Deansbrook Infant School
101342 29 November 2007 1 outstanding The Annunciation RC Junior School
101275 10 December 2007 3 satisfactory Dollis Infant School
101343 11 December 2007 1 outstanding Independent Jewish Day School

Ofsted has four categories for grading school inspection: grade 1 is outstanding, grade 2 good, grade 3 satisfactory, and grade 4 inadequate. Grade 1 is exceptionally and consistently high, grade 2 is generally above average with no criteria significantly below average, grade 3 is broadly average, and grade 4 is exceptionally low. Grade 4 schools can either be placed in 'special measures' or be given a 'notice to improve'.

A copy of this reply has been sent to Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners and will be placed in the library of both Houses.

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