4 June 2015

Ofsted joy for city’s schools

Schools in Brighton & Hove are punching above their weight nationally overall in terms of receiving ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports.

Nationally 81% of schools have these ratings, but the figure for Brighton & Hove is now 84%.

No schools in the city are rated as ‘inadequate’, compared to a national average of 3%.

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Tom Bewick, said: “This is great news but there is no room for complacency here.

“Parents expect us to have the highest aspirations for their children, and we are committed to driving up standards further.

“We want all our schools to be rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted."