A Suffolk high school that was issued with a "termination warning" after a recent Ofsted report is looking to appoint a new headteacher. 

Stowmarket High School received the notice from the Department for Education after improvements were not made after being rated requires improvement in January 2023

The termination warning notice was issued to the Waveney Valley Academies Trust, now known as Kingfisher Schools Trust, which runs the school, outlining steps that must be taken.

Speaking about the notice, Craig Morrison, chief executive of the Kingfisher Schools Trust, which was known as Waveney Valley Academies Trust until January 1, said the trust was "disappointed" to receive the letter.

Mr Morrison said: "Whilst we are disappointed to receive this, it’s important to clarify that this notice is linked to the outcome of the last Ofsted inspection, in January last year.

"Since then there has been a huge amount of change both within the school and the academy trust and many improvements.

"We do acknowledge that there is important work to do. Our team are committed to making Stowmarket High an excellent school for the local community and are working very hard to achieve this."

East Anglian Daily Times: Dave Lee-Allen, former head at Stowmarket High SchoolDave Lee-Allen, former head at Stowmarket High School (Image: Newsquest)

The school is under the leadership of interim headteacher Lucie Hernandez after Dave Lee-Allan left the position after eight years, stepping down a few days before the start of the new academic year in September.

A job advert posted on the school's website says the role is a "remarkable opportunity to lead a school with many strengths and enormous potential for further success".

The new headteacher will start at the school from September 1.