Wellingborough primary school in special measures

Victoria Primary School, on the same site as Rowan Gate Primary and Highfield Nursery School
Victoria Primary School, on the same site as Rowan Gate Primary and Highfield Nursery School

The headteacher of a Wellingborough school has assured parents that progress will be made after it was placed into special measures by Ofsted.

Victoria Primary School, in Finedon Road, was placed into special measures by the education standards watchdog Ofsted, after it was rated as inadequate, the lowest possible rating, by inspectors.

The inspection rated the school as inadequate in three of the four assessment areas.

However, headteacher Gurdip Kaur said she was confident the school can improve and a plan of action has been written to take make the necessary improvements.

The chair of governors Neil Kipling added that the school had already been working on improving for the past 18 months.

He added: “Work to expand the school begins shortly. Which means we can have a teacher teaching one year group, rather than two as it currently is in some classes at the school, which will raise the standard of classes.

“We are also hoping to gain academy status and that is something we have been working on for 18 months.”