STEPS have been taken to right the wrongs of an Ofsted report that gave Oasis Longmeadow Academy in Trowbridge a dismal rating.

The report from officers gave the Broadcloth Lane academy an overall 'inadequate' rating, following an inspection in May.

Since then however, the school has implemented a large number of 'proactive' changes to correct those deficiencies.

Its SAT tests in reading, writing and maths are reportedly in line with the national average, the attendance has risen from 92 per cent to 96 and four new experience staff have joined since September. 

Oasis Community Learning, the Trust responsible for Oasis Academy Longmeadow, said: "We sincerely regret that the Academy has been categorised as having ‘serious weaknesses.’

"We are pleased to report that in the past six months, we have implemented a large number of very proactive changes at the Academy that are correcting the weaknesses found during the inspection.

"Two accomplished senior leaders, Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Smith, have been in post as interim principals since just prior to Ofsted’s original visit in May.

"In their report, inspectors noted that OCL ‘have acted to secure leaders who have the capacity to bring about the changes with the urgency required’ and that these ‘interim principals have set about making the necessary changes with determination and rigour.’

"We have also introduced an exciting new curriculum to engage the children, and help them make excellent academic progress.

"OCL would like to reiterate its commitment to providing the Academy with all the support it needs to maintain this upturn, and ensure that standards rapidly and sustainably return to previous levels.

"Under Mrs Smith’s and Mrs Wilkin’s leadership, OCL is confident that we have the necessary staff and resources in place to ensure that Oasis Academy Longmeadow swiftly becomes the school that our local community so richly deserves."