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Government plans to rebroker a ‘coasting’ secondary that failed an Ofsted have been binned after it was judged ‘good’ just four months later.

Department for Education chiefs had wanted to strip the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) of the Open Academy in Norwich after it was rated ‘inadequate’ in November last year following concerns about safeguarding.

The secondary fell into ministers’ ‘coasting’ category for receiving two consecutive less-than-good scores in a row, before proposals to hand it over to Community Schools Trust were unveiled.

But the transfer appears to have been ditched in the wake of a follow-up visit in March in which the school leapt to ‘good’ – nine months after the original inspection and four months after the report was published.

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