Full list of Yorkshire schools threatened by Ofsted downgrading

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YORKSHIRE is set to have fewer outstanding schools and more being placed into special measures as a result of the latest shake up of the Ofsted inspection regime.

The education watchdog is making it more difficult to receive the top rating from inspectors and is also abolishing its “satisfactory” category in an attempt to crackdown on mediocre and coasting schools.

Both measures could have a major impact on schools in Yorkshire.

Schools can currently receive one of four grades in inspection reports: outstanding, good, satisfactory or inadequate, and these are based on overall performance across four indicators. A school can be judged to have good teaching but still be graded as outstanding overall if it achieves top ratings in other areas such as pupil performance, leadership and management and its capacity to improve.

There are 87 schools across the region which could lose their outstanding status because their teaching was only judged to be good while the outstanding status of about 1,000 schools nationally could now be reviewed because their teaching was not of the very highest standard.

The list includes 19 schools in North Yorkshire, 11 in Leeds and eight in Rotherham.

Ofsted is also now replacing “satisfactory” with a new “requires improvement” grading.

Its new chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said: “Once the requirement to improve category starts in September, there will be more schools going into special measures.

“But the thing about designating a school in a category is that there is a lot of attention on them.”

Schools are placed in special measures if they are found to be under-performing in many areas and need intensive support to improve.

An increase in schools going into special measures as a result of the satisfactory category being scrapped is likely to impact on Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Post revealed in December the region has the country’s highest level of “mediocre and middling” schools with almost half the secondaries inspected been given the second lowest rating possible by Ofsted.

In his first keynote speech as chief inspector yesterday, Sir Michael told headteachers at an event in central London that one in five outstanding primaries, and half of outstanding secondary schools, about 1,000 schools in total, did not have outstanding teaching standards at their last inspection.

Sir Michael also told the event that top schools “should not luxuriate in their own outstandingness” and their headteachers had a “moral imperative and duty” to help others.

He is in discussions with the National College – which develops school leaders – to introduce “a sort of national service for outstanding heads and leaders” and these “conscripts” would join Ofsted on a small number of inspections – no more than six days of the year.

Sir Michael also reiterated his view that weak teachers should not receive pay rises, with only committed and hard-working staff given financial rewards.

He claimed it was “quite legitimate for Ofsted to look at the correlation between the quality of teaching and salary progression”.

“There is nothing more irritating in the staff room than seeing someone being promoted or getting more money, who is not doing as good a job as you are,” he said.

This is the full list of outstanding schools which could be downgraded by Ofsted

The Hill Primary School, Barnsley

Littlemoor Children’s Centre and School, Doncaster

Trinity Academy, Doncaster

Aston Comprehensive School, Rotherham

Brinsworth Comprehensive School, Rotherham

Wales High School, Rotherham

Intake Primary School, Sheffield

Stannington Infant School, Sheffield

Long Lee Primary School, Bradford

Ashlands Primary School, Bradford

Woodhouse Primary School, Calderdale

Siddal Primary School, Calderdale

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Calderdale

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Calderdale

The North Halifax Grammar School, Calderdale

Roberttown Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior and Infant School, Kirklees

Moor End Technology College, Kirklees

The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form, Kirklees

Holmfirth High School, Kirklees

Rothwell St Mary’s RC Primary School, Leeds

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School, Leeds

Horbury Bridge Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior and Infant School, Wakefield

Normanton All Saints CofE Infant School, Wakefield

Dodworth St John the Baptist CofE (VA) Primary School, Barnsley

Penistone St John the Baptist Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Infant School, Barnsley

High View Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley

Edenthorpe Hall Primary School, Doncaster

Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School, Doncaster

Thornhill Primary School, Rotherham

Sitwell Infant School, Rotherham

Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School, Rotherham

Anston Hillcrest Primary School, Rotherham

Brampton Ellis CofE Infant School, Rotherham

Monteney Primary School, Sheffield

Tapton School, Sheffield

Fir Vale School, Sheffield

All Saints’ Catholic High School, Sheffield

The Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Bradford

Killinghall Primary School, Bradford

St John’s CofE Primary School, Bradford

Dixons City Academy, Bradford

The Crossley Heath School, Calderdale

Brighouse High School, Calderdale

Field Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School, Kirklees

Hopton Primary School, Kirklees

Scholes (Elmet) Primary School, Leeds

Horsforth Featherbank Primary School, Leeds

Westerton Primary School, Leeds

Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Leeds

Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School, Leeds

Wigton Moor Primary School, Leeds

Ninelands Primary School, Leeds

Roundhay School Technology & Language College, Leeds

Garforth Community College, Leeds

Ossett Flushdyke Junior and Infant School, Wakefield

Castleford High School Technology and Sports College With Hearing Impairment Resource, Wakefield

Ossett School, Wakefield

St Mary’s College, Kingston upon Hull City of

Beverley High School, East Riding of Yorkshire

Beverley Grammar School, East Riding of Yorkshire

Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit, North Yorkshire

Harrogate Pupil Referral Unit, North Yorkshire

Hawes Community Primary School, North Yorkshire

McMillan Nursery School, Kingston upon Hull City of

Littlecoates Primary School, North East Lincolnshire

Tollbar Business and Enterprise College, North East Lincolnshire

Young People’s Education Centre, North Lincolnshire

Kell Bank Church of England Primary School, North Yorkshire

Clapham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, North Yorkshire

Rossett School, North Yorkshire

St Augustine’s Roman Catholic School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

St Francis Xavier School, North Yorkshire

Ermysted’s Grammar School, North Yorkshire

St John Fisher Catholic High School, North Yorkshire

Springhead School, North Yorkshire

The Forest School, North Yorkshire

St Paul’s Nursery School, York

Naburn Church of England Primary School, York

St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, York

Fulford School, York

Castleton Community Primary School, North Yorkshire

Burton Salmon Community Primary School, North Yorkshire

Glasshouses Community Primary School, North Yorkshire

Moorside Infant School, North Yorkshire

Christ Church Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, North Yorkshire

Spofforth Church of England Controlled Primary School, North Yorkshire

Egton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, North Yorkshire