In what is being described as a wake up call, the Chief Inspector of schools has warned of an unacceptable postcode lottery for children's chances of a getting a good education. Derby is ranked in the bottom two of a national league table of primary schools judged 'good' or 'outstanding'.
The report shows only 42% of schools in the city make the grade. Yet elsewhere in the Midlands the percentages are significantly higher . Why the difference? Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.
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