Govt flagship Free School branded 'inadequate' by Ofsted

A school in Suffolk at the heart of the government's flagship Free School programme has been placed in special measures. A report from the education watchdog Ofsted says the IES Breckland school at Brandon is 'inadequate'.

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Excellent flagship school rated inadequate by Ofsted

A flagship free school in Suffolk has been branded inadequate by the education watchdog, Ofsted and put into special measures.

ITV News Anglia has learned that IES Breckland, the high school at Brandon, was praised just a few months ago by the Department for Education.

But an inspection by Ofsted in January which will be published later this week takes a very different view. It says the teaching was inadequate, students were not making progress and some lessons were disrupted by bad behaviour.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Education Correspondent Elodie Harper

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