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.
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.