Clacton: Once-struggling school impresses watchdogs with major improvement

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Once-struggling school impresses watchdogs with major improvement Once-struggling school impresses watchdogs with major improvement

A ONCE-struggling school which was ordered to improve after its last inspection has now been given a top grade.

In its previous full inspection back in 2011, Coppins Green Primary School was slammed by education watchdogs Ofsted.

The school was put on notice to improve after being branded inadequate, achieving rock bottom grades in most Ofsted categories.

But since then the school has undergone a dramatic turnaround.

Coppins Green was closed and converted into White Hall Academy in 2012.

Now the school – which boasts more than 600 students, making it one of the biggest primary school pupils in the area - has now had its first full inspection as an academy.

It came through with flying colours and was given the second-highest possible Ofsted grade of Good.

Inspectors praised White Hall for the quality of teaching, as well as the attainment and behaviour of pupils.

Headteacher Gavin Bradley said: “We are really proud of what we have achieved so far and have plans to keep moving the school forward.”

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