Leeds school must improve, Ofsted inspectors find

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The education watchdog has ordered improvements at a Leeds school.

Ryecroft Academy, in Stonebridge Grove, Farnley, was rated as “Requires Improvement” overall in a new report by Ofsted.

Inspectors raised concerns about disruption by pupils in lessons and the planned curriculum.

The report said: “The planned curriculum is not always as engaging as it could be. Pupils do not learn enough about things that interest and inspire them.

“Consequently, pupils are not as eager to learn as they should be.

”Some teachers do not consistently apply the school’s behaviour policy. As a result, in some lessons learning is disrupted by low-level misbehaviour.”

Ofsted praised the school for the “rapid” improvements pupils were making.

However, inspectors said in the new report that progress for pupils is “still below the progress and standards achieved by other pupils of the same age nationally.”