Borough Schools Get Top Marks From Ofsted

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Schools across the borough of Hounslow have scored well in the latest report from Ofsted issued today. (Nov 27)

The percentage of pupils attending good or outstanding local secondary schools, including academies, was 100% according to the report which broke down schools by local authority boroughs.

Hammersmith and Fulham also scored well at 100% as did Kensington and Chelsea while Wandsworth was 95% and Ealing 86%.

Kingston-upon-Thames scored 84% while Richmond was highlighted at 79% either 'good' or ' outstanding'.

In London overall, a total of 39% schools were rated as 'outstanding', while 41% were 'good', 19%' satisfactory', and 1% ' inadequate'.

The report highlights the dramatic improvement in London schools. Eighty per cent of secondary schools are now good or outstanding compared with 66 per cent nationally. And 69 per cent of the poorest children in the capital go to good schools, compared with 45per cent in the South-East. Other top scorers highlighted included Trafford, Torbay, Sutton, Isle of Wight and Harrow, who all scored 100% either good or outstanding.

However, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, in his first national report since becoming Chief Inspector of schools, warned that England's school system is failing two million children by condemning them to a sub-standard education.

He said there were “serious inequities” between schools in different areas. Pupils faced a postcode lottery over their education.

The gap between rich and poor children remains “stubbornly wide”.

Thirty per cent of schools are not good, and there are huge disparities in a child’s ability to get a decent education depending on where they live. The gap between rich and poor children remained stubbornly wide, he said.

Ofsted has launched a recruitment drive for eight new regional directors dedicated to ironing out the large differences in school results across the country.

November 27, 2012