The BBC is reporting that there has been an increase in the number of schools in England judged as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’
About 86% were ranked in these top two categories of school effectiveness by Ofsted, up from 84% in August.
Primary schools performed better, with 87% judged good or outstanding, compared with 76% of secondaries.
There are still big regional variations, with fewer good schools in large parts of northern England and the Midlands.
At the lower end, Ofsted said: “Primary schools continue to perform more strongly than secondary schools, and at the end of March 75% of primary schools that required improvement had improved at their next inspection.
“However, the proportion of secondary schools that improved from ‘requires improvement’ has increased from 45% in August 2015 to 52% as at March 2016.”
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “We are determined to spread educational excellence everywhere and today’s figures reveal that we have come a long way in doing just this.”
Congratulations to schools across England for the improvement! ~ Sophie
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