OFSTED ratings of schools in Wiltshire are behind South West and England targets.

Although three schools increased from gradings as low as Requires Improvement to Good, the county is six per cent under targets. Despite this, 80 per cent of Wiltshire school are Good or Excellent.

Six schools in Wiltshire were assessed at the end of last term, including Pewsey Vale School which did not improve from its Requires Improvement following the inspection.

Newly opened Avon Valley College in Durrington and Bulford St Leonard's C of E Primary School were also rated as Requires Improvement.

St John's Church of England Primary School in Tisbury, Collingbourne Church of England Primary School and St Paul's Primary School in Chippenham all improved to Good ratings.

Two consultant head teachers have been recruited in to help school leaders to improve results.

Louise Lewis, head school effectiveness at Wiltshire Council said: “Although some improvements have been made, we are still in a place where we don’t want to be which is below England figures. We have to work directly with schools to improve outcomes, and that includes people in the team able to predict schools not doing so well to help them in time."

Ofsted is also due to start reinspecting schools with an Outstanding rating after parents called for more checks.