Ofsted Chief welcomes rapid rise in school performance - over 600,000 more children now receiving a good or better education

09 Sep 2013

The Chief Inspector of Ofsted today hailed the 'unprecedented rate of national improvement' in school performance across England.

Sir Michael Wilshaw was speaking on the day that Ofsted published the latest official statistics on inspection outcomes for the nation’s state schools that show 78 per cent of schools are now judged good or outstanding – compared to less than 70 per cent a year ago.

The nine percentage point increase represents the most rapid rate of improvement in Ofsted’s 21-year history. It means that over 600,000 more pupils started the new term last week in schools rated good or outstanding than a year ago.

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