Falmouth School faces having its funding withdrawn after a damning Ofsted report published last month criticised its leadership.

A letter was sent to Falmouth Multi Academies Trust (MAT) stating that the school's funding agreement may be terminated due to concerns with the "inadequate" report.

It says that the school has until Friday July 26 to submit its post-report action plan and make representations to the National Schools Commissioner before a decision is made.

In the Termination Warning Notice addressed to members and trustees of the MAT, National Schools Commissioner Dominic Herrington expressed his concern with the report's findings.

He said: "I have serious concerns that both the academy’s governance and management, are unlikely to improve rapidly and sustainably without further intervention."

Despite acknowledging the positive findings of the report including "good" teaching, learning and assessment, Mr Herrington was critical of the school's leadership, governance and bullying policy; all of which were found to be "inadequate" in June's report.

Falmouth School has been contacted for a comment.

According to a school newsletter published on July 12, the action plan has already been submitted to Ofsted and the school awaits feedback.

The appointment of a new chair of governors, Sue Godzicz, was also announced.

The newsletter said: "In circumstances like this the Regional Schools Commissioner, who represent the Department for Education, are also involved and the school will work with them to move forwards positively."

What is a Termination Warning Notice? 

A Termination Warning Notice is sent out to schools that receive an "inadequate" Ofsted rating. If the school makes the necessary changes in time, the notice is removed. 

If not, the school's funding will be withdrawn and there is a chance it could shut down. 

Read more on the Falmouth School Ofsted report here.