A letter and email sent to parents today will include a set of instructions for the next steps as well as a deadline for accepting or declining the offer.
Schools up and down the country are inspected to assess their performance on the key areas of effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for pupils.
The Sunderland schools judged outstanding by Ofsted
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Each criteria is then graded outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate, with the school then given an overall judgement.
Take a look at the schools in the city which have been given the special badge of honour according to the Gov.uk website.
Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy – rated outstanding on 26-01-2012
Columbia Grange School – rated outstanding on 04-03-2020
Fulwell Infant School Academy – rated outstanding on 02-07-2014
Fulwell Junior School – rated outstanding on 10-11-2006
Grange Park Primary School – rated outstanding on 19-10-2011
Hill View Infant Academy – rated outstanding on 23-01-2007
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School – rated outstanding on 12-12-2006
St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School – rated outstanding on 16-05-2013
St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Town End Farm – rated outstanding on 16-06-2011
St Michael's Catholic Primary School – rated outstanding on 09-10-2007
St Paul's CofE Primary School – rated outstanding on 29-11-2018
Sunningdale School – rated outstanding on 30-01-2018