Ofsted 2012/13 report released

The Midlands has the lowest proportion of inadequate secondary schools in the country, according to schools watchdog Ofsted.

Midlands sees rise in good primary schools - Ofsted

Key stats from Ofsted report for West Midlands:

  • 74% of primary schools are good or outstanding compared with a national average of 78%.
  • In 10 out of the 14 local authorities, over a quarter of primary pupils attend a school that is not yet good.
  • 51% of colleges were judged as good or better against 72% nationally.

Key stats from Ofsted report for East Midlands:

  • In two thirds of local authorities the number of good and outstanding schools has risen or maintained high levels.
  • The proportion of good or outstanding primary schools has increased from 65% to 77%.
  • A third of further education and skills provision needs improvement or is satisfactory.

Lowest number of inadequate secondary schools in Midlands - Ofsted

The Midlands has the lowest proportion of inadequate secondary schools in the country, according to schools watchdog Ofsted.

'Good' or 'Outstanding' awards have been given to 74% of Midlands schools. In Coventry, it means 7,000 more pupils are going to a good primary school compared to last year, but the report says the city's primary schools are still among the bottom-performing in the country.

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