Resilient school celebrates good Ofsted rating
A school which was threatened with closure has been rated good for the first time in its history.
Thomas, Lord Audley School in Colchester faced closure in 2008 under the proposed re-organisation of Colchester secondary schools.
However, it survived and has now been assessed as being good by Ofsted inspectors.
Head teacher Helena Boast – who told Essex County Council leader Lord Hanningfield he was wrong to look to close the school – said the school was delighted by the achievement.