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Plymouth school to close after 'inadequate' Ofsted report

The Plymouth school's closure means pupils need to find alternative schools Photo: ITV News

Plymouth Studio School has announced it will close at the end of the summer term, only three years after opening.

This decision comes after an Ofsted report which criticised the school and labelled it 'inadequate'.

The report, which will be published shortly, identifies a number of areas for improvement. It also stated that they recognise some progress, including a recent safeguarding review, has been made but it is not sufficient enough to keep the school open.

Studio school is closing in September. Credit: ITV News

Parents have been told the news and invited to a meeting at the School today for a briefing from the headteacher.

The closure will result in all pupils having to find alternative education when the school closes in September.

We are extremely sorry to be announcing this news, which we recognise will come as a disappointment to parents and pupils. Our primary concern now is the future wellbeing and best outcomes for our pupils.

– Mark Cahill, Headteacher of Plymouth Studio School