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Kings College School Placed Under ‘Special Measures’ Following Ofsted Report

Published on: 1 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 1 Feb, 2017

Kings College, Guildford.

Kings College secondary school has been placed under special measures following an adverse Ofsted report of an inspection carried out in December.

The school was graded as inadequate for overall effectiveness and in each of five sub-categories.

The report states: “Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector is of the opinion that this school requires special measures because it is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading, managing or governing the school are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school.”

Two parent meetings are being arranged by the school to inform parents of the situation. The school website states: “Following the recent Ofsted inspection, Mr McKenzie [school principal] would like to invite all parents and friends to attend one of the two meetings scheduled for Thursday 2nd February – at 10.00am in the Community Room and 6.00pm in the Learning Resource Centre – where he will attempt to answer queries and map the road ahead.”

The school and local politicians have been invited to comment. More to follow, please check back…

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Responses to Kings College School Placed Under ‘Special Measures’ Following Ofsted Report

  1. Pauline Surrey Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    What strange timings for those meetings. Surely working parents with kids to feed will find 6pm rather tricky. I wonder how many will show up. Maybe that was the intention?

  2. Paul Bishop Reply

    February 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

    There’s a worrying disconnect here. Guildford is one of the most affluent and well educated boroughs in the country. How on earth can one of the very few state schools in the area have been able to get into this dire situation.

    • Catherine Sheard Reply

      December 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      I agree as in the late 1980s the education there was better as I gained 8 GCSEs to enable my education to be continued

  3. John Robson Reply

    February 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    How can this be?

    Schools on the “right” side of the A3, but within a couple of miles from this one are all Good or Outstanding.

    How can we have a two tier education system within the same town?

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