Ofsted chief: End the 'all must have prizes' culture

Ofsted chief executive Sir Michael Wilshaw will criticise state schools for failing to provide competitive sport and call for an end to the "all-must-have-prizes" culture in comprehensive schools, which some say discourages competition.

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall won a medal in 2012 Olympics. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

In a speech on Friday, Sir Michael will urge state schools to push competitive sports to create more medalist like Jessica Ennis-Hill.

More than 40% of Team GB in London 2012 attended private school, compared to just 7% of the general population.

The Ofsted chief will also highlight the connection between participation in competitive sports and academic success.

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State schools 'failing by not providing competitive sport'

Ofsted chief executive Sir Michael Wilshaw will criticise state schools for failing to provide competitive sport. More than 40% of Team GB in London 2012 attended private school, compared to just 7% of the general population.