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Please be aware that the Ofsted report from the inspection which took place at Lord Derby Academy in April 2019 has now been published on the Ofsted website (https://reports.Ofsted.gov.uk). The publication of the report was delayed until June 2019 because The Dean Trust is in disagreement with Ofsted regarding a number of the judgements made about the school in their findings.

There is much good news in this report. Ofsted recognised that our school is now ‘the school of choice’ and that there have been improvements since the last inspection. However, on behalf of the children and staff, we do not feel that their work at Lord Derby Academy has been truly and accurately represented.

This disagreement between The Dean Trust and Ofsted is ongoing and a formal investigation is underway. It is, however, usual procedure for Ofsted to still publish a report in such circumstances as they state that inspection findings are in the public interest. I will keep you updated on this matter.

Miss V. Gowan

Headteacher

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