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Postcode lottery affects children's education

Ofsted's annual report reveals a 'mixed' standard of education across the East Photo: ITV News Anglia

An educational postcode lottery means thousands of children in our region are still getting a sub-standard education.

The annual report by watchdog Ofsted reveals remarkable differences depending on where you live - especially for children aged between 11 and 18.

Fewer than half of secondary school students in Cambridgeshire attend what Ofsted calls good or outstanding schools.

Norfolk's doing a little better - 67 per cent of student are at schools rated good or better - but a third are at schools needing improvement.

In Suffolk 70 per cent of children are getting a good education according to inspectors.

While in Essex, nearly 9 out of 10 students go to schools that are either good or outstanding.

It's the same in Luton, where Ofsted say 9 out of 10 students are at a good or outstanding school.

Click below to watch a report from our Education Correspondent Elodie Harper