A school in Kings Langley failed an Ofsted inspection before it could open its doors to pupils.
Langley Hill Independent School, which is the successor to Rudolf Steiner School, failed an inspection in September, with the report only becoming available on October 31.
The inspection even cast doubt over its readiness to open its doors with the report saying: “The school is unlikely to meet all the independent school standards when it opens.”
The school is still waiting for its registration from the Department for Education to officially open the school.
Langley Hill Independent School is a new Waldorf-inspired school, which means it is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
It strives to develop pupils’ intellectual, artistic, and practical skills in an integrated and holistic manner.
According to the report pre-opening, Langley Hill is unlikely to meet the required standards in multiple areas including quality of education, welfare, health and safety of pupils, quality of leadership and other areas.
The report said: “Leaders do not provide convincing evidence that they have taken enough consideration of the precise and extensive failings of the school that was previously on the school site.
“For example, not all leaders have read the inspection reports or the independent enquiry for the previous school.
“Consequently, the arrangements to safeguard the new proposed school from the entrenched failings of the previous school have not been sufficiently considered.
“Arrangements around aspects of the site management, how to manage the arrangements of the lease with the landlord, and for staffing recruitment and induction remain weak.”
The school said It is continuing with their efforts to prepare towards gaining successful registration.
In December’s My Kings News article ‘New School but same failings highlighted by Ofsted’ it was stated that the school had opened. This is incorrect, we apologise for the error.