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Ofsted Ranking

LOCAL SCHOOLS BOOSTED BY OFSTED RANKING

Schools in Bedford Borough have been praised after the Local Authority area was recognised by Ofsted as offering one of the best opportunities in the country for children to attend a good or outstanding primary school. Schools in Bedford Borough were ranked as 11th out of 150 local authorities across the country, with 85% of children attending a good or outstanding lower or primary school.

 

Education watchdog Ofsted have today released a league table ranking local authorities according to inspectors' ratings of schools. The rankings form part of Ofsted’s Annual Report 2011/12, which presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken between September 2011 and August 2012.

 

The inspections include looking at the quality of teaching in the school, and its impact on learning and progress. They also consider the behaviour and safety of pupils at the school, the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; and how well the school is led and managed.

 

Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “The fact that you are more likely to be able to send your child to a good or outstanding lower or primary school in Bedford Borough than almost anywhere else in the country is a ringing endorsement of the efforts of pupils, families and teachers to drive up standards, working in partnership with the Council.  The figure of 85% of children being in a good or outstanding lower or primary school is exceptional on a national scale. We obviously aspire to 100%, however, and will continue working alongside all schools in the task of giving all children the best possible opportunity to fulfil their potential.”

 

While ranked tables have not been published for secondary schools, figures also show that the proportion of pupils at good or outstanding secondary level schools is also higher in Bedford Borough than the national average.

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