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Ofsted report shakes Burnley’s Blessed Trinity school

The new Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College Building.
Photo Ben Parsons
Burnley News - 24-08-2010

The new Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College Building. Photo Ben Parsons Burnley News - 24-08-2010

BURNLEY’S top performing school has been shaken by a critical Ofsted report.

Blessed Trinity RC College, which two years ago received a good report from Government inspectors, was inspected again last week.

In a further blow to the Building Schools for the Future programme in Burnley, the Express understands Hameldon Community College has also been given a less than favourable report from inspectors, two years after coming out of special measures. Hameldon head Miss Gill Broom did not respond to the Express’s calls.

Blessed Trinity is a merger of the former St Hilda’s and St Theodore’s Schools and the best performing school in the area.

It moved into its new custom-built site in Ormerod Road (pictured right) in September.

Parents who contacted the Express this week said headteacher Miss Bernadette Bleasdale announced the news to pupils in an assembly on Wednesday. Miss Bleasdale said she is not allowed to make a comment to the Express until the Ofsted report is made public.

A parent of a Year 7 child said: “My daughter told me the headteacher had informed everyone about the report and said there were going to be a lot of changes. I don’t know the details but it seems to be about the behaviour of the children. She said mobile phones would be banned and lessons would be quieter. I think parents should support the school and the headteacher in everything they need to do to get this right.”

A meeting of the full governing body was due to take place last night.

 

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