A Southampton school where pupils' achievement has been 'too low for too long' has been rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors. 

The latest report into Oasis Academy Lord's Hill says the quality of teaching is inconsistent, many pupils are disengaged and many leave school without the qualifications they need for the next stage of their education or training.

It comes as teachers have held a series of strikes over pupils' unruly behaviour. Inspectors have now said not enough is being done.

The report said: "Pupils’ behaviour is not acceptable. The school has not ensured that staff consistently uphold high expectations for pupils' conduct.

"This has contributed to an environment where disrespect from pupils to staff is too common. Some pupils feel unsafe because of the boisterous behaviour of a minority of pupils, particularly during social times."

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Inspectors found that changes in leadership and staffing across the school have led to significant inconsistencies in the way school policies and processes are implemented.

They say unacceptable behaviour is too common and too many pupils do not attend school regularly.

They found the school has not ensured that all teachers are sufficiently skilled in teaching the curriculum.

However, they did find pupils are typically respectful towards each other and value the diversity of the pupil population, and praised student council members, work to promote pupils personal development and careers advice.

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The Romsey Road school which is part of the Oasis Community Learning trust, was rated inadequate in all areas, except personal development, which was said to 'require improvement'.

The publication of the report comes as staff take industrial action for a third time over a failure to manage student behaviour, staff safety and excessive workloads.

The Ofsted inspection took place on June 4 and 5, four years after the school was rated 'requires improvement' and eight years after it received a 'good' rating. 

The Daily Echo approached Oasis Academy Lord's Hill for comment.