OFSTED has apologised after incorrectly naming 11 schools - including one from Southampton - in a list of schools which it said had underperformed for over a decade.

The education inspector says it was an “error” to publish the 11 names, which were included in a 135 strong list of schools which had not received a good Ofsted rating since 2005.

On the list was St Monica’s in Sholing.

Ofsted bosses say the city council-run school was put on the list because it had been rated as a grade three - previously ‘satisfactory’ but now ‘requires improvement’ - since 2005.

But Ofsted later said that the school was previously split into two parts, a primary and a junior, before they were amalgamated.

And a spokesperson for the education inspector said the junior school, which they say closed in 2014, had been given a ‘good’ rating in 2007.

A spokesperson for Ofsted said: “There was an error in the published list of schools that haven’t been good since 2005.

“There are 11 schools that should not have been included, as their predecessor schools did in fact have at least one inspection judgement of good or outstanding since 2005.

“However, all 135 schools on the original list had been judged to be satisfactory, inadequate or requires improvement at each of their last four inspections.”

St Monica’s last inspection was in March this year.

Inspectors said the school ‘required improvement’ in all areas.