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Pupils’ behaviour criticised by inspectors at Telford school rated 'good' by inspectors

A Telford school has received a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted in four of five key areas.

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Haberdashers' Abraham Darby, Ironbridge Road, Madeley. Picture: Google

But in the other area the behaviour of a 'small group of pupils' at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby has been criticised by Ofsted inspectors at the improving secondary school.

The school was inspected by the regulating body in June when all but one area were found to be ‘good’.

The behaviour and attitudes of pupils were found to ‘require improvement’ during the June inspection of the Madeley school.

During the school’s last Ofsted inspection four years ago three of the five key areas were found to ‘require improvement’.

The team of inspectors commended the school’s staff for working to improve the curriculum ‘in recent years’.

“Leaders and teachers are dedicated to improving the outcomes for all pupils,” the inspectors found. “Teachers deliver the curriculum effectively. They present new subject matter clearly and focus carefully on the knowledge that pupils need to gain.”

At the time of inspection there were 1,090 secondary pupils studying at the school with a further 177 sixth form pupils.