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Doncaster Council's school support 'ineffective' says watchdog

An Ofsted inspection into the support Doncaster Council provides for its schools has concluded that it's ineffective.

Ofsted inspected the local authority because more than half of pupils attend a school that requires improvement and the area is in the bottom fifth of local authorities across England in terms of exam results.

A spokesman said the council is working with teachers to put together an action plan:

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Ofsted release findings into school standards

One in five students attend a good or outstanding school in Barnsley Credit: Calendar

Only one in five children in Barnsley is attending a good or outstanding secondary school.

It is not much better news in Bradford, according to a report out today by Ofsted. The two authorites came bottom of a table showing the percentages of pupils attending good or outstanding secondary schools in their local authority.

And Wakefield was amongst the worst when it came to primary education. Ofsted's chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says children are victims of a postcode lottery in gaining a decent education.