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Ofsted annual report shows standard of education in Cornwall is higher than national average

This year’s Ofsted annual report shows that the standard of education which is being provided for children in Cornish schools is higher than the national average.

175 (74% ) of our 237 primary schools have been rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted – 5% more than the national average - with just 7 primary schools judged as inadequate.  We are currently working with the staff and governors of these schools to help them to improve as quickly as possible.  The remaining 55 primary schools have all been judged as satisfactory.


We have also achieved a number of other positive achievements - including improvements in the standards of both maths and reading, where more primary children in Cornwall are now achieving the highest levels than the national average.

We have also made significant improvements in narrowing the gap for disadvantaged children – with the latest figures showing we have improved at a faster rate than the national average in four of the past five years.

There is a similar positive picture with our secondary schools.  All of our 31 secondary schools are rated as either satisfactory, good or outstanding, with nine schools currently judged as “outstanding” - giving Cornwall one of the highest proportions of “outstanding” secondary schools in the country.

We know that we still have more work to do to achieve our aim of ensuring that every school in Cornwall is judged as outstanding and are working closely with a wide range of partners to achieve this.


Story posted 27 November 2012

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