Map reveals Ofsted’s worst-ranked secondary schools across England

Some 376 secondary schools received an inadequate rating (Image: Getty/MapHub)

More than 300 schools across England are inadequate, in special measures or have serious weaknesses.

Ofsted has named and shamed the 376 secondary schools that have received a poor inspection, representing more than 10% of the total 3,473 schools across the country.

Of those, 209 are in special measures and 105 have a serious weakness, according to a map produced by MailOnline.

The highest rating a school can receive is Outstanding, then Good, then Improvement Needed, and the lowest is Inadequate.

If a school receives an inadequate rating, inspectors can find ‘serious deficiencies’ and put the school into special measures.

Common reasons schools scored so low include evidence of violence and bullying, and students saying they don’t feel safe going to school.

Some schools were also found to provide inadequate support for children with special needs.

Interactive map reveals Ofsted Credit MapHub's worst-rated secondary schools

Some 209 schools are in special measures and 105 have a serious weakness (Photo: MapHub/MOL)

School friends go up the stairs at school.  A boy carries a backpack.  Wearing school uniform.  view from above

Violence and bullying were a common reason schools scored so low (Image: Getty Images)

Worryingly, schools with outstanding results have also escaped routine inspections.

After Ofsted resumed visits due to concerns about a slip in standards, only 17% of schools maintained their top rating.

The average amount of time these schools missed in a complete overhaul was more than 13 years.

Bulwell Academy in Nottingham is a school that was placed on special measures in October 2022.

The inspectors found a high level of student absences and problems with the quality of teaching and supervision.

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey was placed on Special Measures in June 2022

Oasis Academy on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, was placed on special measures in June 2022

In Shropshire, Ofsted inspectors said in their report that students at Idsall School “did not feel safe”, with some saying they “experience frequent sexual harassment or discriminatory behavior from their peers”.

At The John Warner School in Hoddesdon, inspectors heard: ‘Most of the pupils have high aspirations for themselves and value their education.

‘However, many are disappointed by the unacceptable experience they receive at the school.

‘They are particularly frustrated by the regular interruptions in learning and the misbehavior of a significant minority of students.’

Bulwell Academy received special measures in October 2022

Bulwell Academy received special measures in October 2022

Idsall School in Shropshire was placed on special measures in September 2022

Idsall School in Shropshire was placed on special measures in September 2022

Inspectors who attend the Oasis Academy on the Isle of Sheppey heard students express their frustration at their experience.

According to the report: ‘Too many students feel unsafe in this school. Some students told us that they are “fed up” with being pushed and hurt in the hallways or being verbally abused.

“Leaders and staff do very little to challenge the foul, homophobic, racist and sexist language that is common on both sites.

‘Students have little confidence in the ability of leaders to address any concerns about bullying or discrimination.’

Earlier, Ofsted highlighted the problems facing the education system across the country.

The watchdog said: ‘2023 is already shaping up to be another busy year for schools and education and skills providers.

“While none of us can predict what might be around the corner, our Annual Report, released late last year, identified several challenges that will undoubtedly continue this year.”

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