Primary school put in special measures after Ofsted report

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A primary school has been put into special measures after an Ofsted inspection ruled it was ‘inadequate’.

Montagu Primary School in Mexborough was rated ‘inadequate’ in three out of four categories, including teaching, pupil achievement and school leadership.

Ofsted inspector Declan McCauley criticised ‘weak teaching’ and raised concerns about pupils’ achievement.

Jo Moxon, assistant director of the children and young people’s service, said: “Doncaster Council is already working with the governors and staff to improve the areas identified by Ofsted as needing improvement. Our aim is to move the school to a good Ofsted judgement as quickly as possible.”

The school was opened in April 2011 after Park Road Infant School and Montagu Junior School merged.