Every school faces inspections to monitor how it is performing - but some have fallen below the minimum standard required by inspectors.

Ofsted inspects all maintained schools and academies in England, with schools receiving a rating of outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

When a school is judged to be inadequate, Ofsted puts the school in a 'category of concern', meaning the body thinks it has serious weaknesses or requires special measures.

All of the schools below currently have a rating of inadequate, according to the government website, and were told they needed to improve following visits from inspectors.

Inadequate schools are normally inspected and monitored within 30 months of the latest inspection report.

It must be noted that some of these inspections took place more than two years ago.

Alsop High School Technology & Applied Learning Specialist College

INSPECTION MAY 2019

The high school in Walton was criticised by inspectors for failing disadvantaged and special needs students who leave school 'markedly worse' off than other pupils.

The school was given an 'inadequate' rating by Ofsted for the first time in May, with the "weak" progress of pupils with Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) among the issues raised.

Alsop High School in Walton

The number of pupils at the school who are from a disadvantaged background and those with SEND is above the national average according to the inspection watchdog.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Inspection April 2018

The Toxteth primary school was last rated satisfactory back in 2012, and the most recent inspection found that the school must "urgently strengthen leadership capacity".

Inspectors described 'an air apathy across the school evident in the attitudes of some members of staff' and said that staff 'do not challenge pupils sufficiently'.

The report found that the leadership and management, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, pupil outcomes, and personal, development, behaviour and welfare were all 'inadequate'. Early years provision was rated as 'requires improvement'.

According to Ofsted figures, 45% of schools 255 pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is well above the national average.

While inspectors acknowledged that the headteacher understands that change is required, they said that 'rates of improvement are too slow' and that school leaders' plans for improvement 'lack clarity'.

The report did acknowledge that the school's early years leader had 'demonstrated the capacity to improve this aspect of the school'.

The Trinity Catholic Primary School

INSPECTION MARCH 2019

In four years the school in Titchfield Street, Vauxhall, has plummeted from a 'Good' overall rating to the lowest 'Inadequate' rating.

The most recent inspection found that pupils’ outcomes and teaching, learning and assessment are now 'Inadequate' with disadvantaged children underachieving "considerably."

The Trinity Catholic Primary School in Titchfield Street, Vauxhall, which was rated 'Inadequate' by Ofsted

Early years provision was still classed as Good, but leadership and the behaviour and development of pupils were rated as 'Requires Improvement'.

According to Ofsted figures, around half the school's near 400 registered pupils are classed as disadvantaged, which is above the national average.

The report noted that despite recent improvement, pupils were still "absent far too often" and "some pupils occasionally use hurtful or racist language."

Broadgreen International School

INSPECTION DECEMBER 2018

Broadgreen International School on Queens Drive is a larger than average-sized secondary school and has a sixth form.

The school was visited by Ofsted in December last year, and inspectors were scathing in their report.

Inspectors said: "For too long, pupils at this school have not benefited from a good quality of education.

Broadgreen International School

"Leaders, including governors, have not taken sufficient action to make the necessary changes to improve the effectiveness of the school.

"The curriculum is not providing pupils with the knowledge that they need to be successful, especially at key stage 3.

"Attendance is low. The rate of persistent absenteeism is far too high, especially for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)."

Fazakerley High School

INSPECTION OCTOBER 2019

Fazakerley High School on Sherwoods Lane is a mixed school for 11-18 year-olds with nearly 800 pupils.

Ofsted carried out an inspection of the school only a few months ago and rated the school as 'inadequate' in three of the five assessment criteria, with the others rated as 'requiring improvement'.

Fazakerley High School,Sherwood's Lane,Fazakerley.

Inspectors remarked that 'pupils do not get a good deal at this school' and that 'leaders have failed to make sure that pupils are ready for the next stage of their education, employment or training.' 

The quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, and leadership and management at the school were all rated as 'inadequate'.

The local authority school was criticised for pupil attendance with inspectors noting that 'too many pupils do not attend school often enough.'

St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

INSPECTION MARCH 2018

The effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and pupil outcomes were all deemed to be 'inadequate'.

The report found that school leadership had responded 'too slowly' to a decline in pupil attainment since the last inspection in 2014.

The report states that the school must: 'Take urgent action to improve outcomes in English for pupils in key stage 2 and in English and mathematics for pupils in key stage 1'.

Inspectors also found that leaders and governors at the school 'fail to promote equality of opportunity' on the grounds that school leadership 'do not promote the protected characteristics of individuals'.

However, the school's early years provision was rated 'good'. Inspectors noted that the early years leadership 'has made good use of information about children's outcomes in order to improve provision in the Nursery and Reception classes.'

The De La Salle Academy

INSPECTION OCTOBER 2017

Ofsted branded the Croxteth school "inadequate" following an inspection back in 2017 - but said a new principal was beginning to tackle a "stark legacy of under achievement".

A report said too many pupils were missing an average of a whole school day every fortnight - and school performance had slid over four years.

It said the school had suffered from constant turnover of staff, falling pupil numbers, weakness in teaching and "endemic failings in management".

Pictured is De La Salle Academy, which has recently been inspected
Pictured is De La Salle Academy, which has recently been inspected

The academy for boys, which counts Wayne Rooney as a former student, closed its sixth form and was warned in early 2017 that it could risk being shut down unless it improved its finances.

But inspectors were impressed by the new head's efforts to shake things up at the Carr Lane East school, which has around 330 pupils.

Liverpool City Council response

In a statement Cllr Barbara Murray, said: "It's always a great concern to a local authority when any of its schools is given an inadequate rating from Ofsted. Whilst only seven schools in the city, about 4%, have an inadequate rating this is seven schools too many and we are committed to reducing that number to zero.

"The reasons why a school may have been rated as inadequate can often be complex and changes that are made will often result in steady rather than dramatic improvements.

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"However, we always encourage a school's leadership team to see any Ofsted report, no matter the rating, as an opportunity to improve. And our schools are already showing that decisive progress is possible.

"For example, this year Florence Melly Primary School jumped straight to an 'outstanding' rating from 'requires improvement.'

"About 20 per cent of our schools are rated as outstanding and over 60 per cent are rated as good. Whilst we're proud of this we aren't complacent and our drive will always be to provide an outstanding education for every young person in Liverpool."

As an academy school, De La Salle was approached for comment but did not respond.