Highfields School given “notice to improve”

Ofsted Woes: Highfields School in Matlock, which has received an unsatisfactory OFSTED report.
Ofsted Woes: Highfields School in Matlock, which has received an unsatisfactory OFSTED report.

School watchdogs have called for “significant improvement” following their two-day inspection of Highfields in Matlock.

A team of Ofsted inspectors gave the school “a notice to improve” so students can progress better in all subjects - including English and maths. But the inspectors confirm that the new headteacher - Eddie Wilkes - and a strong plan of action means the school is on the right track for improvement.

For more see this week’s Mercury.