Marlowe Academy progress 'satisfactory' after special measures

A £30m Kent academy that was rated among the worst schools in England and placed into special measures has made "satisfactory progress", according to Ofsted.

The Marlowe Academy, in Ramsgate, was ranked as "inadequate" in most areas, following a visit in 2011.

However, an Ofsted inspection in March found that progress had been made.

Chairman of governors Roger De Haan said the school was "moving in the right direction".

The Marlowe, which opened in 2005, had replaced the failing Ramsgate School.

In a letter to parents, Mr De Haan said: "I'm pleased to report that, as we had expected, Ofsted's latest report shows that satisfactory progress is being made in all areas inspected, including those identified for improvement during last November's visit."

The original inspection found that many Year 10 and 11 pupils had a reading age that was at least two years below their actual age.

The latestinspection reportcan be found on Ofsted's website.

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