• Wakefield trust walkout leaves special measures school in six-year limbo

    A second trust given a slice of £5 million northern academy hub funding has walked away from a school in special measures – meaning it has now been in limbo waiting for a permanent sponsor for six years. The Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) will no longer sponsor Hanson academy, in Bradford, after it finishes

    5.00 Jan. 6th, 2017 | News

  • Ofsted sticks school in special measures, criticising 'messy' talks over academy status

    A school whose academy conversion hit the buffers over its controversial PFI deal has been put in special measures. Noel-Baker school, in Derby, has been rated inadequate in every category with inspectors blaming “messy” talks over academy status having a “negative impact on vital school improvement work”. The local authority-maintained school was built as part

    5.00 Dec. 4th, 2016 | News