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All state schools are periodically inspected by Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education). The length of time between inspection depends upon the grade that any school has received from their previous inspection. School that are judged as Outstanding or Good are usually not inspected again for 4 years (pre COVID). However, schools that are judged to be Requiring Improvement or Inadequate are inspected more frequently.

Ofsted will make judgements about schools in 5 main areas:

  1. Quality of Education
  2. Leadership and Management
  3. Behaviour and Attitudes
  4. Personal Development
  5. Overall Effectiveness

Schools that have Early Years or Sixth Form provision will also receive a judgement in those areas. 

Wilden VA Church of England Primary School was inspected in July 2022. The report for this inspection can be found below. The inspection team highlighted the following:

  • Pupils are happy, respectful and are eager to learn in lessons.
  • Pupils talk positively about their learning and can demonstrate clear connections between what they have learnt in the past and what they are learning now.
  • Pupils are safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe.
  • Leaders know the strengths and areas for development of the school well and have sensible plans to bring about improvements.
  • Pupils experience a broad curriculum
  • Pupil’s personal development is enhanced by the school’s curriculum, particularly by the new Forest School activities.
  • Pupil’s learning in Reading is very strong, and all pupils make good progress from the outset of their learning.
  • Pupils with SEND access the curriculum well due to rapid identification and clear adaptations to ensure effective learning and progress.

This inspection represents a significant improvement from the previous inspection in September 2018. You can also read this report below.

High Street, Wilden, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2PB

01234 771313