School is on the up
A SECONDARY school whose troubles gripped the nation’s TV viewers is well on the way to leaving special measures.
Monitors from Ofsted visited Marlwood School shortly before the end of last term and say things are continuing to look up.
Marlwood featured heavily in the BBC documentary School, which went behind the scenes at three Castle School Education Trust-run schools to look at the challenges facing them.
The school, suffering severe financial pressures, was rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2017 and placed in special measures, which involve extra monitoring by the education watchdog.
Deputy head teacher Del Planter stepped up to become interim head last September and Ofsted inspector Andrew Lovett praised his impact on the school’s fortunes over the course of inspectors’ two visits since then.
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