Ofsted report shows 80 per cent of Cornish schools are good or outstanding
More than 80 per cent of children in Cornwall are attending good or outstanding secondary and primary schools according to Ofsted.
The latest Ofsted report shows that 82 percent of children are attending good or outstanding secondary schools, compared to 75 per cent nationally.
Ofsted found that 80 per cent of children are attending good or outstanding primary schools, compared to 77 per cent nationally, which puts Cornwall among the top half of local authorities in the country according to Cornwall Council.
Cornwall Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people, Andrew Wallis, said: “The Council works closely with head teachers and governors at all schools to ensure that children in Cornwall are provided with the best possible quality of education.
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“It is good to see that more than 80 percent of our children are attending good or outstanding schools and I would like to thank governors, head teachers and staff for their hard work and commitment.
“However, while I obviously welcome this positive report, there is no room for complacency.”
Last week Cornwall Council launched the new Cornwall Raising Aspirations and Achievement Strategy aimed at ensuring all children and young people in Cornwall are given the best possible start in life.
Mr Wallis says this provides access to the highest quality education opportunities and raises the aspirations of both the young people and their families to encourage them to achieve beyond their expected potential.
Mr Wallis said: “We will be continuing to work with schools to ensure that we see continued improvements in standards and increased rates of progress made by children in Cornwall.”