Bury St Edmunds: Ofsted to check quality of St Benedict’s Catholic School’s ‘requires improvement’ report

Hugh O'Neill, headteacher of St Benedict's School, Bury St Edmunds.

Hugh O'Neill, headteacher of St Benedict's School, Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Contributed

A Catholic school in Bury St Edmunds has been asked by Ofsted to remove its latest inspection report from the school website due to quality assurance issues.

Following the recent no-notice inspection by the schools regulator, St Benedict’s Catholic School received and published their latest report and informed parents this week as per Ofsted guidelines.

The school - which was previously rated “good” by Ofsted - had dropped to “requires improvement”.

Headteacher Hugh O’Neill received a call from Ofsted this morning saying it had concerns about the quality assurance of the report and to take down the report until further instructions.

“We were very surprised to receive the call,” said Mr O’Neill. “Ofsted have instructed us to take down the report from our website and we are currently writing a letter to parents to let them know. We are awaiting the outcome from Ofsted with some interest.”


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An Ofsted spokesman said: “Following a review of the report by the East of England regional director, we have delayed the publication of the report to allow further quality assurance checks to take place.”

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