The picture is of Christopher Marlowe.
Here is the report download link http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/files/2260689/urn/128340.pdf well the improved status is from “inadequate” to “requires improvement” which is a considerable improvement.
There are only four grades for secondary schools:
grade 1 (outstanding)
grade 2 (good)
grade 3 (requires improvement)
grade 4 (inadequate)
In Kent we have a selective education system and here in Ramsgate we have a grammar school where entry is by examination, this school is rated by ofsted as being “good”
We also have another non grammar in Ramsgate also rated as “good” and various other schools, mostly technically in Broadstairs but still very close to Ramsgate and all rated at least “good”
So we have a situation where if your child passes the selection exam (eleven plus or Kent test) you can sent it to the grammar school in Ramsgate, or with a mixture of choices and an appeal system, some other grammar school in Kent. However as there is already a “good” grammar school in Ramsgate, in practice you are likely to send them there.
Alternately if your child doesn’t pass the selection exam and particularly considering that there isn’t a shortage of secondary school places in the Ramsgate area, you have the choice of several “good” schools and up until this latest ofsted report, one “inadequate” school.
This produced a situation, before this ofsted report, where parents had a choice of sending their children to The Marlowe Academy rated “inadequate” or by choosing different schools in the area rated “good” and if this didn’t work using the appeals system.
So effectively this generated a second level of selection.