Suffolk

Ipswich primary school challenges Ofsted report

A primary school in Suffolk, described in a report as inadequate, is challenging the decision to put it into special measures.

Education watchdog Ofsted said in a report Ravenswood Community Primary, Ipswich, was failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education.

Ofsted's decision to put the school in special measures means it will face regular short-notice inspections.

The school governors are writing to Ofsted to challenge the decision.

According to inspectors, the Suffolk County Council school Ravenswood Community Primary is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education.

'Best education'

Pupils have skills and knowledge well below expected levels for their age, says the report.

Bill Quinton, who chairs the governors, said: "The school does not agree with the outcome of the Ofsted inspection.

"The school has challenged the inspector's findings, as it is felt that the report failed to take into account recent improvements, including significant improvement in standards.

"SAT Level 4 results in maths have improved by 19% to 71% compared to last year and reading results have improved by 21% to 84%.

"Our pupils deserve the best education possible.

"We will continue to work closely with pupils, families, staff and the local authority to ensure outcomes for young people continue to improve."

An Ofsted spokesman said it was not its policy to comment on individual schools.

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