South West Ofsted report

School inspectors Ofsted have published their first-ever report on education standards in the South West. The report says that too many children are not doing well enough.

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Ofsted: poorer children in SW 'not doing well enough'

OFSTED’s first-ever South West annual report says the proportion of good or outstanding schools in the region has increased. But

But it says that children from poorer backgrounds are not doing well enough.

Bradley Simmons is Regional Director for the South West at OFSTED and says in more affluent areas, as well as in more economically deprived communities, pupils eligible for free school meals do not achieve as well as their peers.


Kids from poorer backgrounds not doing well enough

The report said pass rates of children from poorer backgrounds are 'well adrift' from national pass rates Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Too many children and young people from poorer backgrounds in the South West are not doing well enough according to a report from Ofsted.

The report said despite the increase in 'good' or 'outstanding' schools in the region, pass rates of children from low income families are much lower than the national pass rates.

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