Today (16 June 2015) Ofsted published data on the latest inspection results for schools in England, which reveal the proportion of schools rated good or outstanding is at its highest level on record.
As of March this year, the figures show:
- 82% of schools are rated good or outstanding, up 1 percentage point since August last year
- the proportion of good or outstanding schools has risen by 1 percentage point for primary schools, and 2 percentage points for secondary schools since August last year
- more than 1 million more pupils are in good or outstanding schools than in 2010
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan hailed the figures, saying:
This report shows there are record numbers of children in good or outstanding schools, with the proportion of schools reaching this benchmark rising to 82% - the highest level on record.
This equates to more than 1 million more pupils in good or outstanding schools than when we began our reforms in 2010, a testament to the hard work of teachers, headteachers and governors across the country.
At the heart of our commitment to social justice is our belief that every child deserves the opportunity to attend a good local school. Today’s figures are a cause for celebration for all of those with the best interests of children at heart.