OFSTED has written to parents at a village school to say it is not proposing a full inspection before summer term 2013.
National director Susan Gregory has contacted Malpas Alport Endowed Primary to say the school is maintaining its performance.
As a result, the school’s next inspection has been deferred.
The inspector explains that schools which are performing well are now inspected less often than other schools, normally once in five years.
The inspector has told parents:“I am pleased to inform you that our interim assessment shows that the school’s performance has been sustained and that we can defer its next full inspection.”