Worthing school taken out of special measures

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CHESSWOOD Middle School has been taken out of special measures after it was rated good at its latest Ofsted inspection.

Inspectors visited the school in Chesswood Road, Worthing, just before the summer holidays, when they rated it as good in all areas.

It is the fifth time they have inspected the school in an 18-month period, having placed it into special measures in February, 2011.

On monitoring visits earlier this year, the school had shown improvement, and was given the news of the latest inspection results at the beginning of this term.

Head teacher Andrew Jolly said the school was “delighted” by the result. “Those judgements stand as strong testimony to the efforts of staff, governors and leaders who have worked tirelessly to resolve the many significant issues that faced the school and frustrated learning for children,” he said.

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