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Ofsted apologises for mistakenly naming schools on list of underachievers

Eleven schools were erroneously included on a list of more than 100 schools that had failed to achieve a 'good' or 'outstanding' rating since 2005

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Eleven schools were erroneously included on a list of more than 100 schools that had failed to achieve a 'good' or 'outstanding' rating since 2005

Ofsted has apologised after several schools were mistakenly featured on a list of more than 100 consistently underachieving schools.

The education watchdog named 135 primary and secondary schools that have failed to achieve a "good" or "outstanding" rating in any inspection since 2005 – but later said that 11 had been included in error.

All 135 schools initially named had been judged to be "satisfactory", "inadequate" or "requires improvement" at each of their last four inspections, Ofsted said.

The schools which should not have featured are:

  • Weavers Close Church of England Primary School, Academy Sponsor Led, East Midlands
  • Ambleside Primary School, Academy Sponsor Led, Nottingham
  • Seely Primary School, Community School, Nottingham
  • Brookside Primary School, Academy Sponsor Led, London
  • The Oak Tree Academy, Academy Sponsor Led, Primary, Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Temple Grove Academy, Academy Sponsor Led, Primary, Tunbridge Wells
  • St Monica Primary School, Community School, Southampton
  • Priorswood Primary School, Academy Sponsor Led, Taunton
  • City Road Primary School, Academy Sponsor Led, Birmingham
  • Meynell Community Primary School, Academy Sponsor Led, Sheffield
  • Pathways E-Act Primary Academy, Academy Sponsor Led, Sheffield

 

Ofsted said that the list of consistently underachieving schools only includes those inspected in the last academic year.

There are an additional 118 schools, inspected in 2015-16, that have not been rated "good" since 2005.

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