School's report puts Wandsworth in UK's top ten
3:40pm Thursday 29th November 2012 in News
New figures have revealed Wandsworth's primary schools to be among the best in the country.
The borough ranks tenth in a brand-new league table, published by regulator Ofsted, highlighting the standard of primary schools within English local authorities.
Wandsworth's primary school children have an 86 per cent chance of attending a good or outstanding school - the borough was one of only three inner London boroughs to reach the top ten.
The league table is the first of its kind to be published and ranks local authorities using the results of school inspection reports.
When secondary schools and special schools are taken into account, the figure for Wandsworth is even better.
They reveal 89 per cent of Wandsworth's secondary schools and 100 per cent of the special schools are rated 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted.
This places the borough in the top ten on both counts out of 151 local authorities nationally for the quality of its schools.
Since June, when Ofsted's data was compiled, a further three Wandsworth schools have been inspected and have improved.
Overall, the borough's position is now even better, with 91 per cent of its schools now judged good or outstanding - no Wandsworth schools are judged to be inadequate.
Councillor Kathy Tracey, the council's education spokeswoman, welcomed the new report.
She said: "We want all our young people to achieve their full potential, and ensuring they get the best possible education, whatever their background, is key to this.
"These excellent results are down to the hard work of all our staff, students, parents and council officers.
"We think parents should get as much information as possible about the performance of schools, so that they can make informed choices."
Camden topped the official Ofsted league table while neighbouring Richmond was third.
To read the report visit www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/report-of-her-majestys-chief-inspector-of-education-childrens-services-and-skills-schools
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