12 January 2017

City’s Ofsted success ‘a fantastic achievement’

Schools in Brighton & Hove are now ahead of the national average for each school sector, according to Ofsted.

The news follows Brighton Aldridge Community Academy’s announcement that they have been judged ‘good’ by inspectors.

The city now has 93.1% overall of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding schools.

In terms of good and outstanding Ofsted judgements overall across the city, Brighton & Hove’s status nationally is as follows:

  Brighton & Hove National
Secondary 80% 78%
Primary 94.2% 90%
Special 100% 93.8%
OVERALL 93.1% 89%

Brighton & Hove City Council’s lead member for schools, Councillor Daniel Chapman, said: “To be out-performing the national average in each sector is a fantastic achievement.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the tremendous work that is going on in all our family of schools working together with our wider education partners.

“They are now working together more closely than ever before to share best practice and deliver a good education for all our children and young people.

“The council’s education team is also doing a great job both supporting our schools and also challenging them when improvements are needed.

“I sense a real momentum building here, and I fully expect to see further improvements in academic standards in the coming years.”