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85 per cent of schools in East of England rated as good or outstanding

Ofsted has rated 85 per cent of schools across the East of England as good or outstanding, just one per cent lower than the national average.

Watch an interview with the Regional Director of Ofsted, Paul Brooker.

85%
Of schools good or outstanding across the East of England

The latest figures show that across the East of England, Bedford saw the biggest fall in primary school rankings, but excelled in secondary schools with 92 per cent achieving the highest ratings.

Peterborough saw the biggest drop with secondary schools falling by 15 per cent to 77 per cent achieving good or outstanding ratings, with the national average being 76 per cent.

Figures for Primary schools across the East of England up until August 2019.

  • Average across the East of England: 86%
  • Southend-on-Sea: 94%
  • Central Beds: 91%
  • Herts, Essex: 90%
  • Norfolk: 85%
  • Peterborough: 84%
  • Suffolk: 80%
  • Cambridgeshire and Bedford: 79%
  • Luton: 75%

Figures for Secondary schools across the East of England up until August 2019.

  • Average across the East of England: 80%
  • Cambridgeshire: 94%
  • Bedford: 92%
  • Essex: 84%
  • Norfolk, Central Beds, Herts: 79%
  • Peterborough: 77%
  • Suffolk: 76%
  • Southend-on-Sea: 75%
  • Luton: 67%
Schools rated a percentage lower than national average in the East of England Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Ofsted needs to continue to really focus on those schools that are most in need and I'm pleased to hear that they are looking to support schools that they deem to be stuck and that are struggling. But that support needs to be genuine, continual inspection, continual drop ins, a constant sense of fear that can be created in schools isn't going to help leaders to develop a long term sustainable strategy for school improvement."

– Ryan Kessler, Principal, Impington College