A BARNSLEY school deemed to have been failing for more than five years has finally been taken out of special measures and rated a ‘good’ school by Ofsted education inspectors.

Carlton Community College has been in special measures since January 2012 but its latest inspection grades the school ‘good’ in every area.

“We’re absolutely delighted,” said Paul Tarn, regional chief executive for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, which has been working with the school more than a year. 

“This is just the beginning. I think it’s a very exciting time for Carlton Community College, and our other academy at Shafton.

“We’re looking to see both schools hitting the 60 plus per cent mark for GCSEs, and to get both schools to outstanding.”