Bircham’s King George VI School has been found to require improvement and Weeting school has been put into special measures after Ofsted visits.
Inspectors said some of Bircham’s 14 pupils were making insufficient progress. Pupils’ presentation skills were poor and marking was not consistently helping them to improve. Some were becoming distracted in lessons when work was not matched to their needs.
Strengths of the school included pupil behaviour and the sporting opportunities offered. Standards at the end of Key Stage 2 were improving.
Acting headteacher David Baldwin said: “Overall, it was a fair result. I think we are now in a strong position to move forward.”
n At 165-pupil Weeting school, inspectors found weak teaching and inadequate achievement. More able pupils were not making sufficient improvement. Pupils sometimes lost interest and began to disrupt lessons. Attendance was below the national average.
Pupils said they felt safe at the school. Other strengths found were good teaching in reception and improving lunchtime behaviour.
Headteacher Anita Harrington said the report was disappointing but staff and governors had vowed to rapidly improve the school.