Hereford & Worcester

Ryefield Children's Centre in Ross on Wye 'inadequate'

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Image caption Ofsted said leaders at Ryfield did not know how many children from priority groups used the centre

A children's centre in Herefordshire has been branded "inadequate" by Ofsted.

The education watchdog gave Ryefield Children's Centre in Ross on Wye the lowest grading in its four-point scale.

Meanwhile, another of the 10 children's centres run by Herefordshire Council, Golden Valley in Peterchurch, has received a "requires improvement" rating.

The council said it had taken "immediate action" to improve.

'Accurate appraisal'

The Ryefield report said leaders did not know how many children from priority groups - such as low income families - use the centre.

It also said the council had not effectively driven improvements.

Councillor Jeremy Millar, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for children's services, said: "Although disappointed, we accept the reports as an accurate appraisal of the children's centres visited.

"We have taken immediate action to address the most pressing matters and will be working hard with partners to achieve sustainable improvements."

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