THINGS have gone from bad to worse for Oasis Academy Longmeadow after Ofsted gave the Trowbridge school an 'Inadequate' rating.

Following an inspection in May, officers slapped the academy, in Broadcloth Lane, with an inadequate scoring, one worse than its previous rating of 'Requires Improvement' in 2015.

Its quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for pupils were all graded as inadequate.

The two areas that 'requires improvement' were for the effectiveness of leadership and management and its early years provision.

The Ofsted report said that there were significant issues around recruitment and retention of staff, the teaching quality and expectations of pupils' behaviour has declined.

Attendance is too low and has been in the lowest 10 per cent of all schools nationally for the past two years.

Expectations of what pupils can achieve were deemed to be too low and teachers do not have a secure understanding of what pupils know, can do and understand. 

The school's strengths included trust leaders fully accepting the serious inadequacies that exist in the school and the urgency needed to bring about improvements.

Officers said that changes are already being put in place with 'determination and rigour' and the teaching and learning in the early years is beginning to improve. 

More to follow.