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Good rating from inspectors for local school

Friday January 8 2016

Carlton Community College Carlton Community College

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.”

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Reply Posted by crockettt on Monday January 11 2016 at 11:29
there seems to be a deafening silence from the people who were willing to rip the place apart when the new regime took over and instilled some much needed discipline into the place. the proof as they say is in the pudding

Reply Posted by Jill on Wednesday January 13 2016 at 18:58
Well done to those involved it's not an easy journey to go through to get back on track pat yourselves on the back n be proud of a job well done

Reply Posted by Logan on Wednesday January 13 2016 at 20:33
Quite an achievement
Discipline in schools is essential so that all can learn
Hope it's not done at the expense of SEN though special needs are not poor behaviours a

Reply Posted by Claire on Thursday January 14 2016 at 09:04
Fantastic results and in my view an up and coming school. Outwood academy in their taking charge of shafton and Carlton are raising the academic achievement of the children in the east of Barnsley. Greater academic achievement leads to greater choice for those children later in life. Well done Carlton on getting the good status from Ofsted and for the fantastic increase in GCSE success in 2014.

Reply Posted by MrsTeeth on Friday January 15 2016 at 10:35
The Prime Minister earns about £142,500. Michael Wilkins, chief executive of the Outwood company earns about £182,094 (2013 figures). God knows how much the Tarn brothers take from the pot ? So yes. You would expect improvement considering the amount of money we are pouring into the pot of this private company.

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