ESSEX County Council has refused to reveal which failing schools it has issued with notices ordering them to improve.

The authority can issue improvement notices to school governing bodies when “unacceptably low standards of performance” by pupils is observed.

But the council has refused a Freedom of Information request from a member of the public, asking for a list of all schools on warning or improvement notices.

Reported by the Essex Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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