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Derby school fails to improve

Sinfin Community College in Derby Photo: ITV Central

A Derby school which was placed in special measures earlier this year has failed to improve according to the latest report from inspectors.

The running of Sinfin Community School in Derby will now be taken over by a Government appointed Interim Executive Board who will temporarily replace its Board of Governors.

A spokesman for the Department of Education said the school had a long history of underperformance and it could not just stand by when a school was failing it's children.

Teachers opposed to the idea of the school becoming an Academy have taken part in a series of strikes this year.

The school has 900 students aged between 11 and 16 years old.

In March 2006 the school suffered from a major fire which destroyed over 50% of the building.

A Department of Education spokesperson said: “The Secretary of State has today appointed an interim executive board to give the school the leadership and expertise it needs to improve. The decision has been taken so that pupils at Sinfin are given the best chance to reach their academic potential.''

The school were unavailable to comment.