The Government’s education watchdog, Ofsted, has rated more than nine out of ten Buckinghamshire schools as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.
92.5% of the county’s 235 schools are in the top two categories according to the latest figures published by Ofsted at the end of September 2017. This is nearly a 3% improvement on the position twelve months ago.
More than a quarter of Buckinghamshire schools (26%) are in the ‘Outstanding’ category, this is higher that both the national and south east averages.
Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Mike Appleyard said he was delighted with the position: ‘This is great news for pupils, parents and schools and really cements Buckinghamshire’s reputation for good education across the board.
Thanks must go to our teachers, governors and indeed the whole school community in Buckinghamshire for all their hard work to make sure that we offer a good education that delivers the best possible outcomes in terms of ambition, attainment and skills development for every pupil across the County.‘
Commenting on the 17 schools rated as ‘needs improvement’ or inadequate, Mike added, ‘My team works collaboratively with those schools to support them to improve whatever their circumstances so that all children and young people can achieve their full potential and get that all-important best possible start in life.‘
Further information on the Ofsted results for all schools can be found by visiting www.reports.ofsted.gov.uk.