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Where are the most good and outstanding schools?

Ofsted has released its annual report Credit: PA

Primary and secondary schools in the East of England have improved compared to last year, according to Ofsted's annual report.

The watchdog found 90 per cent of schools in this region were judged good or outstanding, compared with 89 per cent nationally.

That is a 2 per cent improvement from the August 2016 report.

However, there is a wide disparity across the East of England.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS Percentage judged good or outstanding (31st August 2017)

  • Thurrock - 97%
  • Southend on sea - 97%
  • Bedford - 94%
  • Essex - 93%
  • Central Bedfordshire - 92%
  • Hertfordshire - 92%
  • Norfolk - 90%
  • Suffolk - 89%
  • Peterborough - 88%
  • Northamptonshire - 85%
  • Cambridgeshire - 84%
  • Luton - 83%

SECONDARY SCHOOLS Percentage judged good or outstanding (31st August 2017)

  • Peterborough - 100%
  • Essex - 94%
  • Luton - 92%
  • Southend on Sea - 90%
  • Central Bedfordshire - 89%
  • Thurrock - 89%
  • Bedford - 88%
  • Hertfordshire - 87%
  • Cambridgeshire - 83%
  • Norfolk - 82 %
  • Suffolk - 74%
  • Northamptonshire - 63%

Paul Brooker, Ofsted East of England Director, said: "From the youngest children to those of school age, the East of England overall serves its children well."