AN Andover secondary school is challenging an Ofsted report that has placed it in ‘special measures’ – a step designed to give inadequate schools significant external help to improve.

Winton School is being backed by the local authority in its official rejection of the report, which the head teacher, Chris McShane, says is unrecognisable from what the school was told in the feedback immediately following the inspection.

Mr McShane said that his full transcript of the feedback provides undeniable evidence to contest the report.

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