The BBC is reporting that Ofsted has said city leaders in Hull have been “too slow” to recognise their responsibility when it comes to improving school standards
Ofsted said the “pace of improvement has not been fast enough, particularly in secondary education”.
It added secondary school students “languished in the bottom 10% of all local authorities nationally.”
Hull City Council said it welcomed the report and its findings.
Ofsted, whose inspectors visited the city in December, acknowledged the city’s primary schools were “improving rapidly” in reading, writing and mathematics, and were now rated “above average.”
The report went on: “However, the proportion of Year 11 pupils gaining five good GCSEs including English and mathematics remains stubbornly low.
“Over a third of secondary-aged pupils attend schools or academies that are not yet good.”
Inspectors called on the council to work more effectively with partners to improve standards…
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