Schools Here Show Gradual Improvement

Primary, Secondary and Academies in Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants show small improvements according to Ofsted.

Tens of thousands more teenagers are attending failing state secondary schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, the Head of Ofsted's warning, raising concerns that standards are stagnating.

The proportion of secondaries rated as inadequate has risen in the last 12 months, with over 50 more schools now in special measures than a year ago, according to the Ofsted boss.

In his third annual report, published today, Sir Michael says while primary schools in England continue to forge ahead, the rate of improvement in secondary education is grinding to a halt, with the overall proportion rated good or outstanding remaining the same as last year.

The Government insisted there have been "incredible" improvements in secondary schools in recent years which should be recognised.

So - how are we faring here?

Here's a breakdown by local education authority of the percentage of our children going to good or outstanding PRIMARY schools (brackets are the change from last year).

  • Bedford 95% (down 1pt)
  • Central Bedfordshire 89% (up 4pts)
  • Hertfordshire 84% (up 7pts)
  • Luton 76% (up 6pts)
  • Milton Keynes 82% (up 2pts)
  • Northamptonshire 72% (up 3pts)

Here's a breakdown by local education authority of the percentage of our children going to good or outstanding SECONDARY / ACADEMY schools (brackets are the change from last year).

  • Bedford 77% (down 2pts)
  • Central Bedfordshire 72% (up 16pts)
  • Hertfordshire 79% (up 5pts)
  • Luton 83% (down 1pt)
  • Milton Keynes 75% (up 3pts)
  • Northamptonshire 66% (up 1pt)

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