INCONSISTENT teaching and low expectations of pupils has seen an Ascot school lose its 'Good' Ofsted status.

Ascot Heath Church of England Junior School has been judged 'Requires Improvement' following an inspection on July 11 and 12.

Amongst a raft of concerns, which saw below average rulings made in all four main categories, inspectors noted that teacher standards varied hugely across the school and that pupils are not consistently challenged.

School leaders were also deemed to be overly generous and inaccurate when self-evaluating the school, with the advice they were giving to teachers was sufficiently focused.

Behaviour was also a point of concern.

Part of the report reads: "Pupils report that their toilet facilities are sometimes spoiled by the behaviour of other pupils, for example, because some pupils choose to throw wet toilet paper around.

"In addition, some pupils play roughly during playtimes. While most pupils behave well and are respectful of each other, some pupils are openly disrespectful to other pupils."

Amidst the negative comments were some stronger points however, including the fact that children wear their uniform with pride, speak positively about the many extra-curricular activities on offer and understand the importance of their education.

In a letter sent to parents, Claire Benneyworth, Chair on behalf of the Governing Body, wrote: "Whilst the Ofsted report assesses Ascot Heath CE Junior School as 'Requires Improvement', it does note many positive and ‘Good’ elements.

"Ms Sarah Theaker and the senior leadership team work with staff and governors to ensure that education, wider opportunities and the pastoral care of every child informs policy and daily practice so that ‘pupils and staff feel valued’.

"We are proud of our pupils’ learning and the wider opportunities at Ascot Heath CE Junior and we are committed to providing families with consistently good education and pastoral care.

"We have supportive parents/carers in the wider school community, dedicated leaders and competent, creative teachers.

"We are confident that, with a robust action plan and rigorous monitoring, we can move forwards together."