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Ofsted Appeal Disappointment

Ofsted continues to back its own initial rating of Requires Improvement for a popular North Leeds school whose results, it acknowledges, have “improved dramatically” since its previous good rating in 2012.

Following the appointment of Mike Roper as head teacher in 2015, Allerton Grange has demonstrated rapid improvements in all areas and strong academic progress. Despite overwhelming support from students, parents, Governors and the Local Authority, Allerton Grange is disappointed to hear that their appeal against the judgement has not been upheld.

Mr Roper said, “We raised concerns in regards to the inspection process itself, which disregarded current students’ progress and focused too much on the past five years’ results. Current standards are high at Allerton Grange with the very best teaching and learning in place, however this has not been acknowledged, in part, due to an ineffective inspection system.

“Whilst we could continue to challenge the inaccurate Ofsted judgement, we feel that our students are best served by focusing our efforts on our rapid improvement journey. We will further raise the standards of teaching and learning, ensuring that Allerton Grange continues to be a safe and happy learning environment where students thrive and reach their full potential.”

"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent