DfE releases 25 more warning letters to independent schools
Brings total of warning letters issued in 2018 to over 80
The Department for Education (DfE) has today added 25 schools to its list of independent schools receiving warning letters. This bring the total number receiving letters in 2018 to more than 80.
Warning letters are sent to independent schools when inspections, either by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) or Ofsted, find ‘serious regulatory failings’.
Today’s additions include The Prebendal School, Chichester. The school’s website contains a quote from the Good Schools Guide which says the school’s main dorm is ‘like Hogwart’s’.
Parents considering paying for a private education would do well to check the DfE’s list of warning letters before parting with their money.
The named schools must produce an action plan and will be monitored to ensure they comply.
Termination notice sent to Anglican multi-academy trust
The Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust has been sent a Termination Warning Notice in respect of William Lovell Church of England Academy, a secondary modern school near Boston, Lincolnshire, Schools Week reports.
William Lovell converted to a stand-alone academy in 2012 and was judged good in 2013. It joined Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust in 2015. In January, it was placed in special measures.
The termination notice reveals ‘concerns’ about the trust’s ability to delivery ‘the required improvements’ rapidly.