15 October 2018

City joins secondary school Ofsted ‘elite’

Brighton & Hove has joined an elite group of local authorities nationally where all children can attend a good secondary school.

All the city’s 10 secondaries now hold ‘good’ Ofsted judgements.

The chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Dan Chapman, said:

“We’re now one of only 26 local authorities out of 150 nationally where all children can attend a good secondary school.

“Being part of such an elite group of councils is a great achievement.

“This is about more than about academic achievements. It shows that pupils across our city are able to thrive and reach their potential in our schools.

“It’s also a tribute to the work of the city’s Education Partnership, which encourages schools to work more and more closely with each other to raise standards and make Brighton and Hove the best place in the country to grow up in.

“The council’s education team also plays a key role in the Partnership advising schools on improvement strategies and also on supporting schools when they need it.

“Today’s news shows that this collaborative approach is paying dividends. I am really proud of our family of schools”

The chair of the city’s secondary headteacher group is Patcham High’s John McKee. He said:

“All our secondary schools are passionately committed to changing students’ lives and transforming their futures. We believe that we have a collective responsibility for all students in the city, not just those in our own schools.

“Good schools are stronger when they work together and our partnership ensures that we achieve more through joint practice development and collaboration for the benefit of every young person in Brighton & Hove.”