Education

A nursery and pre-school in Saxilby said the recent ‘Requires Improvement’ rating from Ofsted “is not representative of the hard work, care and dedication our staff show our little ones throughout the year”.

Fleur de Lys Nursery and Preschool, located on Highfield Road in Saxilby near Lincoln, registered with Ofsted in 2023 before being subject to an inspection on January 18, 2024.


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The owner of a childcare provider in Boston said receiving an ‘Inadequate’ rating by Ofsted was “upsetting” and is determined to improve to make it “the best nursery we can”.

In addition to the overall rating, Smiley Faces Childcare on Grove Street West was rated as ‘Inadequate’ in all four categories – quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management – during an inspection by Ofsted on January 17, 2024. The nursery was first registered with Ofsted in March 2023.


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A grammar school in Gainsborough is celebrating the news that its Ofsted rating has been upgraded from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’.

The Queen Elizabeth’s High School on Morton Terrace saw its rating drop from ‘Outstanding’ to ‘Requires Improvement’ after an inspection by Ofsted in September 2021. However, after its most recent inspection on December 13 and 14, 2023, it now has a new and improved rating.


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