St Andrew's, in Weeley, put into special measures

PARENTS are stunned after their children's school was blasted by watchdogs in a damning report.

St Andrew's Primary in Weeley has been put in special measures after an inspection by Ofsted It was rated good in 2007 but has slumped to being branded inadequate.

The quality of teaching, pupil achievement and school leadership all scored the worst marks possible.

The 200-pupils school was given the second lowest grade for pupil behaviour and safety.

One parent, who asked not to be named, said: "It's pretty shocking - I'm absolutely gutted.

"They rely too much on teaching assistants and parents coming in to help out and instead of having qualified teachers."

The school's motto is motto is "Enjoying excellence through endeavour".

The report blames poor teaching for children's lack of progress.

Headteacher Ruth Slater said she was "saddened and disappointed" and vowed to address the issues quickly.

“The staff have the expertise, will and commitment to make the rapid progress necessary to move our school forward," she said.

“As always our number one priority is to provide our children with the very best standard of education possible.”

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