Primary schools in Merseyside that 'require improvement' according to Ofsted

These primary schools in Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral ‘require improvement’, according to inspectors.

Ofsted is the regulatory body for education establishments, such as schools and colleges, 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. 

While concerns have been raised about Ofsted’s single-word judgements, many parents look at inspection reports as a way to decide which school is best suited to their children. A poll, of more than 4,500 National Education Union (NEU) teacher members in state schools in England revealed that the majority of teachers (90%) do not believe single-word judgments are a fair reflection of the performance of a school. 

However, a spokesperson for Ofsted said: “We inspect schools on behalf of children and their parents, but we are very mindful of the pressures on school staff. We have already made several changes to inspection over the last year, focused on school leaders’ and staff welfare. But we have promised to go further to strengthen confidence in our work.

“That’s why we launched our Big Listen last month. We’re asking parents, children, heads, teachers and other professionals to help shape the way we work in future and make sure all children have the best possible education and life chances.” 

Below are all of the Merseyside primary schools which currently hold Ofsted’s ‘requires improvement’ rating, as of April 17, 2024.

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