Langley Hall Primary Academy has dropped a legal battle with Ofsted over a poor rating given to the school in May of last year.

The legal challenge was raised in December by the school in Langley Road following a second inspection which rated the school as ‘good’.

The initial report had labelled the school as ‘inadequate’ and said that many areas required improvement.

The school decided to pursue legal action against Ofsted to have the May report stricken from the record.

An independent expert was appointed by the High Court to review the report made in May, who the school claims rubbished the original report.

This sparked the school to take legal action against the schools’ watchdog in order to try and remove the blemish from its record.

But it has now emerged that the challenge is no longer being pursued.

An Ofsted spokesperson said: “We can confirm the school has withdrawn its legal challenge against Ofsted May 2016 inspection which judged the school to be inadequate.

“The inspection report reflects accurately our view of Langley Hall Academy and the judgement of the school at the time. The report remains published on our website.”

The father of a child who attends Langley Academy, who wished to remain anonymous, expressed his anger.

He said: “That’s money that should have been spent on children’s educations and it has been wasted.”

Both Richard Carleton, chair of the school’s governors, and school representatives declined to comment and the school’s headteacher Sally Eaton was unavailable for comment.