More children benefiting from an excellent education

Published: Monday, 29th October 2018

More Royal Borough children than ever before are now benefitting from a high quality education with over 90% of schools rated good or outstanding by the schools regulator, Ofsted.

Out of the 66 schools in the borough, currently 22 (33%) are rated Outstanding by Ofsted, 38 (58%) are Good and 6 (9%) are Requires Improvement.  The Royal Borough continues to have no schools judged as inadequate with 93% of pupils attending good or outstanding schools. 
The improvement across the borough follows a recent Ofsted report into Eton Porny C of E First School, an academy in Eton High Street, who were rated Good for overall effectiveness with Outstanding ratings for personal development, behaviour and welfare and effectiveness of leadership and management.   Their success follows several years of hard work after the school was previously categorised as inadequate by Ofsted in 2014.
Cllr Natasha Airey, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I want to offer huge congratulations to pupils, staff, parents and governors of Eton Porny for this glowing report. They should feel extremely pleased that the result reflects their school and it’s achievements.”    
Since 2014, Ofsted ratings across the borough have steadily increased from 74% rated Good or Outstanding to 91% in 2018, placing the borough in the top 40 local authorities for school ratings across the country.
Cllr Airey continued: “Our schools have worked tremendously hard over the last four years to ensure that more and more of our children and young people have access to a high quality education.
“These recent results mean that no child within our borough is a attending an inadequate school and the vast majority are being educated in schools rated as Good or Outstanding which ensures we are offering Royal Borough children the very best start in life.”

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