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Standards at schools could "go into reverse" unless improvements are made, the head of Ofsted has warned.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said the rate of improvement in many schools is "grinding to a halt", with 170,000 students still at schools rated inadequate - an increase of 70,000 from 2012.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said the results of Wilshaw's third annual report was down to a tougher inspection regime.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:
Thirteen areas across England have been named and shamed in a new Ofsted report for having the lowest number of students at 'good' or 'outstanding' secondary schools.
In the 13 local authority areas, children have a less than 50 per cent chance of attending one of the better secondaries - meaning more than half end up in schools which need improvement or which have been branded 'inadequate'.
These areas are:
- Tameside: 49% (up 3 points from last year)
- Middlesbrough: 48% (up 6pts)
- Barnsley: 48% (up 25pts)
- East Riding of Yorkshire: 46% (up 8pts)
- Stockton-on-Tees: 46% (down 16pts)
- Derbyshire: 42% (down 13pts)
- Bradford: 40% (down 8pts)
- Blackpool: 38% (down 8pts)
- Doncaster: 37% (down 6pts)
- Oldham: 36% (down 21pts)
- St Helens: 35% (down 12pts)
- Hartlepool: 35% (no change)
- Isle of Wight: 17% (up 3pts)
The report found that only six areas in the country could boast 100 per cent of secondary-age students attending the top schools, five of which are in London - Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster - along with Rutland in the East Midlands.