ITV News understands that just two of the 21 Birmingham city schools inspected by Ofsted are expected to keep their "Good" or "Outstanding" ratings, with the rest told they must improve.
- 19 out of 21 schools will be told they need to improve, ITV News understands
- Between six and 7 out of the 19 will receive and "inadequate" rating, and be put into special measures, meaning it will be stripped of its management and governors
The reports are due to be published next week.
The leaking, from her department, of a letter to Michael Gove, raises serious questions for the Home Secretary to answer.
One school was praised by Ofsted for using money from the pupil premium to pay for a number of cultural trips to Saudi Arabia.
Six Birmingham schools will be rated 'inadequate' and several more downgraded. Council officials have been criticised for failing to act.