The current circumstances under which a school may be placed in special measures, and the procedures to follow, are stipulated by the Education Act 2005. Prior to 2005 special measures were applied to any school which was failing to supply an acceptable level of education; potential for improvement under current leadership was not taken into account. Under the new rules, schools demonstrating such potential are instead given a notice to improve and reinspected after one year.
Placed into Special Measures by Estyn
Inspection Team was Lead by Terence O'Marah
Current Headteacher: Mr A Cheetham, Mrs C Britton (Acting)
The school is said to be "improving" however maintains its status.
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