Chiltern Edge School has been placed in Special Measures following an Ofsted rating of ‘Inadequate’.
The Ofsted report details serious concerns about the quality of education currently being provided at the school, and in these circumstances the government requires local authorities to consider the option of closure.
The county council’s top priority is to ensure good educational opportunities are available to local families as quickly as possible. The county council is therefore consulting on the impact of potential closure and whether alternative solutions can be found to ensure good quality education in this part of Oxfordshire.
In the meantime, the council is continuing to support the school in addressing the immediate areas of concern raised by Ofsted. At the same time, the Department for Education will be trying to identify an academy sponsor to run the school, to enable it to stay open.
The link to the Oxfordshire County Council leaflet about the current situation with the school and the consultation can be found here. The consultation period runs until 30th June.
Chiltern Edge School is on the agenda of the next parish council meeting on 24th May 2017.