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HMCI's annual report

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Thirty per cent more children are attending good or outstanding primary schools in Medway than in 2012, making the area one of the most improved in England.

In the annual report of Sir Michael Wilshaw, HMCI, Medway’s OFSTED results were shown to have improved over the past four years, with 84 per cent of pupils now in good or outstanding primary schools – a 23 per cent improvement in the last year.

Medway is the sixteenth most improved area nationally. This comes at a time when it is more challenging for schools to achieve top OFSTED ratings, due to the introduction of a more rigorous inspection framework.

The report also highlighted a 13 per cent improvement at secondary schools, with 90 per cent of young people now attending good or outstanding schools.

Cllr Andrew Mackness, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services, said: “I am delighted we can all recognise and celebrate the great progress made in schools. However, there is more to do to sustain this progress and we will continue to support and challenge schools alongside the Regional Schools Commissioner who is responsible for the performance of academies. It is also important that schools work even closer together and support each other to provide a higher standard of education in Medway and support young people’s progress from primary to secondary school.”

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