North East Lincolnshire children among "least likely" to go to high-performing primary school
North East Lincolnshire has been named as one of the areas in the country where children are "least likely" to attend a good or outstanding primary school.
In a nationwide report published by education watchdog Ofsted today, it was revealed 56 per cent of youngsters in the region attend such schools.
This compares to 92 per cent in best-performing Camden; 83 per cent in Northumberland; 82 per cent in Cheshire East and 81 per cent in Middlesbrough.
Pupils in those areas are “most likely” to attend a primary school rated as good or outstanding.
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Like North East Lincolnshire, pupils in Bournemouth (61 per cent); Doncaster (60 per cent); and East Riding of Yorkshire (55 per cent) are “least likely” to attend a school of this calibre. The lowest-scoring region was Coventry – there, only 42 per cent of pupils attend a school rated as good or outstanding.
North East Lincolnshire was also named as one of three local authorities that had the highest percentage of schools found inadequate during inspections between April 2007 and August 2012. The other two local authorities are Leicester and Bournemouth.
The Ofsted report, which is underpinned by the findings of nearly 25,000 inspections carried out during 2011/12 of early years and childcare, schools, colleges and adult learning and skills, noted “there is marked inequality of access to a good school across the country”.
There is also “too much variation in less advantaged areas”, the report said.
The report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills did however, find the proportion of schools rated as good or better is going up year on year.
Three years ago 66 per cent of all schools were judged to be good or better - that figure is now 70 per cent. This means there are now nearly half a million more pupils in good or better schools, Ofsted says.
Publishing the report, Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said: “The inequities for local children are stark. This is completely unacceptable.
“That’s why I intend, from January, to use Ofsted’s new regional structure to inquire further into areas that are performing badly.
“We need to find out what is happening, and inspect where necessary. We will also work with local areas to support them and help them link up with best practice.”
Today Ofsted also published a new service called Data View
– an online tool which allows users to access and compare inspection findings about the performance of education providers at national, regional, local authority and constituency level over time.
Dataview shows 12 per cent of all schools in North East Lincolnshire are rated outstanding; 45 per cent good; 37 per cent satisfactory and seven per cent inadequate.
The percentage of schools rated good and outstanding has remained largely unchanged since 2009, but the percentage of those deemed inadequate has climbed from three per cent that same year.
More widely, in Yorkshire and the Humber 17 per cent of all schools are rated outstanding; 49 per cent good; 31 per cent satisfactory and three per cent inadequate.
To read the report in full, click here.