All 42 primary and secondary schools in Merseyside that 'require improvement' according to Ofsted

Schools should be inspected by regulatory body Ofsted every four years or 30 months depending on their status.

Forty-two schools in Liverpool and Merseyside currently ‘require improvement’, according to Ofsted.

Ofsted is the regulatory body for schools, providing institutions with ratings on a four-point scale, ranging from 'inadequate' to 'outstanding'. Grades are based on overall effectiveness, quality of education, behaviours and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

Concerns have been raised about Ofsted’s single-word judgements in recent months, and the body has received more backlash following BBC Panorama’s expose on bullying and abuse at Wirral Life school, which was rated as ‘good’.

However, many parents look at inspection reports as a way to decide which school is best suited to their children, with reports providing an in-depth analysis of how the school operated during a one to two day visit.

We have scoured the ratings to find out which schools Ofsted believe to not be operating as well as they should be, with 42 schools across the region ranked 'requires improvement’ in 2024.

Below are all of the Merseyside primary and secondary schools currently* ranked as ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted. Did your child’s school make the list? *Ratings are correct as of June 19, 2024. Full inspection reports can be found here.

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