Rushcroft Foundation School has been told it requires improvement in its latest Ofsted report

Inspectors found there was extra intervention in maths and English but not other subjects

Inspectors found there was extra intervention in maths and English but not other subjects

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A secondary school recently inspected by Ofsted has been told it needs to improve the quality of teaching and achievement results.

The report published in May details the first inspection of Rushcroft Foundation School in Rushcroft Road, Chingford, since becoming an academy in October 2012.

Under its predecessor title, Rush Croft Sports College, it was deemed to be satisfactory according to the 2010 Ofsted inspection.

The school which is smaller than the averaged-sized secondary school has been told the achievement in subjects at Key Stage 4 remains too low despite recent improvements in GCSE English and Maths, and teaching across all key stages is not consistently good or better over time.

Headteacher Mark Morrall has published a link on the notice board of the school's homepage outlining the latest report's summary but does not give the overall status.

The document is headed 'Rushcroft Foundation School has successful OFSTED inspection'.

It reads: "Before Rushcroft Sports College changed to Rushcroft Foundation School and became an Academy, the School was in difficulties having received a ‘Warning Notice’ from the Local Authority for unacceptably low standards.

"This is no longer the case as Rushcroft Foundation School passed the OFSTED Inspection successfully (see Full Inspection report for 30th April and 1st May 2014). 

"We are not complacent about the significant improvements mentioned and while there are many good characteristics in the report we know there are others that will require further improvement."

It then goes to list more than a dozen positive aspects and then lists three areas where it requires improvement.

The inspection took place on April 30 whereby the behaviour and safety of pupils is rated 'good' along with the newly-formed sixth form and leadership and management team.

The school has been contacted for a comment.

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