The BBC’s 70’s children’s TV show ‘Play School’ has finally been scrapped after it failed an inspection by Ofsted.
The show had lost out to competition from newer establishments such as the Tikkabilla Academy, but Play School was on the Government’s School Refurbishment Plan with an expensive refit of Brian Cant and Floella Benjamin planned, only for the Ofsted report to put a quick stop to that.
‘The school intake was still limited to the same five pupils who have been there for years,’ said an inspector. ‘This highlighted that no progress had been made in educational standards, with Little Ted still unable to hold even a simple conversation. We asked him what his name was, who his friends were and what lessons he liked. He just sat there and stared at us blankly.’
The report also criticised a lack of consistency in teaching with different teachers turning up each day, none of whom had passed a CRB check. ‘Let’s be honest,’ continued the inspector. ‘You just have to look at Fred Harris’s beard and you instantly think ‘Paedo’.’
Finally, the report questioned Play School’s accessibility to less able-bodied students with everyone being made to go out through one of the funny-shaped windows.