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Easing of Coronavirus restrictions

Categorising school performance

We categorise every school from A (no concern) to D (high concern). This determines the type and level of support they can expect from us.

Categorising school performance also allows us to target school improvement support to schools that are most in need and where we can make the biggest difference to improving education.

Academies

We are not responsible for supporting improvement action in academy schools. This is the responsibility of the new Regional School Commissioner.

We will keep a watch over academy performance and categorise academies as 'cause for concern' or 'no concern' and make sure the Commissioner knows about our performance rating.

Further information

Please see our School Improvement Framework pages.

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Latest education news

£4m school move proposed

Proposals are being considered for pupils and staff at St Leonard's Primary School, Stafford, to move from their current Victorian building to a new, larger site five minutes' walk away on the site of the current Kingston Centre.
Date:
19 March 2021

School refurbishments given the green light

A total of £18 million will be allocated to improve Staffordshire classrooms, outdoor spaces and expand the schools that need it over the next year.
Date:
17 March 2021

Staffordshire schools ready to open to more pupils

Thousands of pupils across Staffordshire have returned to school today (March 8) for the first time in 2021.
Date:
07 March 2021

Regular Covid Testing Encouraged as All Pupils Return to School

Teachers, parents and secondary school children are all being encouraged to get regularly tested for Covid, as schools open to all pupils next week.
Date:
03 March 2021

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