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Academy rated inadequate by Ofsted

Voyager Academy in Peterborough. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

An academy in Peterborough has been rated inadequate and placed in special measures by inspectors.

The Voyager Academy, which is part of the Comberton Academy Trust, was criticised for its pupils' achievements, the quality of teaching and the way poor behaviour disrupts lessons.

Following its inspection last month, Ofsted also found attendance was low and declining, many children were late for class in the mornings and leaders and governors were not bringing about improvements.

Last week the academy's new principal set out a ten-point action plan to improve discipline and educational standards ahead of the publication of the report.

Stephen Munday replaced the previous principal of the Voyager Academy who resigned just before February half term.

Ofsted carried out an unannounced inspection in February after receiving three complaints raising concerns about pupils' behaviour, leadership and management at the academy, and the support given to staff.

To watch Stuart Leithes' report from last week on the academy's ten-point action plan to bring about improvements, click here.