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(UK) King's Lynn: Primary school rated 'inadequate'; 'significant number' of kids with poor behavior

Nov 11, 2022, Lynn News: Greyfriars Academy in King's Lynn rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted
E. England
A primary school in Lynn has received an 'inadequate' rating from Ofsted.

Greyfriars Academy has been ranked inadequate in all areas, except from personal development which 'requires improvement', following an inspection in May and June.

Ofsted's report states that some pupils expressed feeling unsafe in the school, while bullying and name calling were not followed up well enough from staff.

It also said: "Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are included in school life but do not have support specific enough to do well."

Staff at the school had not provided a "well-considered curriculum for Greyfriars Academy pupils", it added.

Some 281 pupils attend the school and Ofsted have said lessons have been disrupted by "a significant number of pupils' poor behaviour" which is not managed well by adults.

Overall, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership management and early years provision were all rated inadequate….

Ofsted has provided the school with a number of ways that the school could improve, mainly relating to safeguarding, improvement in the curriculum, teaching of reading, pupils' behaviour and helping those with special needs.

Unity Education Trust, which oversees Greyfriars Academy, has been approached for comment.

Greyfriars Academy on Hospital Walk, Lynn has been rated inadequate by Ofsted. Picture: Google Maps


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