Durrington schools told they ‘require improvement’

Durrington First and Middle School head teacher Alison Cornell reads to pupils
Durrington First and Middle School head teacher Alison Cornell reads to pupils

Two Durrington schools already have improvement plans in place following their latest Ofsted inspections.

Durrington First and Middle schools were judged as requiring improvement when inspectors visited them in October.

But after the reports were published this month, head teacher Alison Cornell said she knew there was room for the schools to get better.

“We are pleased that the inspectors noted there is capacity and clear focus within the schools for further improvement,” she said.

“We are confident the schools will continue to move forward on an upward trajectory, as demonstrated in the end of Key Stage 2 SATs for 2012, when Durrington Middle School achieved the highest results for a number of years, matching or exceeding county and national averages in English, mathematics and science.”

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