Special measures

Special measures is a status applied by Ofsted and Estyn, the schools inspection agencies, to schools in England and Wales (Respectively) when it considers that they fail to supply an acceptable level of education and appear to lack the leadership capacity necessary to secure improvements. A school subject to special measures will have regular short-notice Ofsted inspections to monitor its improvement. The senior managers and teaching staff can be dismissed and the school governors replaced by an appointed executive committee. If poor performance continues the school may be closed.

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.

Schools Known of in Special Measures

Placed into Special Measures by Estyn

Inspection Team was Lead by Terence O'Marah

Current Headteacher: Mr A Cheetham, Mrs C Britton (Acting)

September 2006

The school is said to be "improving" however maintains its status.


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