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Ridings gets second glowing report

THE Ridings School in Halifax, once dubbed the worst in Britain, was this week celebrating after receiving its second good inspection report in three years. The Office for Standards in Education said the comprehensive was a good and improving school, where children were well-behaved and wanted to learn. Teaching standards had risen to te point where there were no unsatisfactory lessons, and nearly half of the teaching was classed as "good". The report could hardly contrast more vividly with the findings of an inspection in 1996 - one of the worst on record - which highlighted chaos at the Ridings, as pupils attacked teachers and staff threatened to strike.

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