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Ofsted wins appeal against inspection report.

Ofsted wins appeal against inspection report.

Ofsted has won an appeal against a ruling that a damning inspection report was unfair.

The Durand Academy, which ran a school in south London and one in West Sussex, was found to be "inadequate" in 2017.

It claimed it was unable to effectively challenge the report on its performance under the watchdog's complaints process and last July the High Court ruled in its favour.

However, the Court of Appeal has now ruled in favour of Ofsted.

Giving judgment earlier, the Court of Appeal found the High Court was "wrong to conclude that Ofsted's complaints procedures are unfair in serious weakness/special measures cases".

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