Ofsted annual report shows standard of education in Cornwall is higher than national average
Last updated: 27/11/2012
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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
Story posted 27 November 2012