More children in West Berkshire are being taught in ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools than 12 months ago, figures published by Ofsted have revealed.
The latest figures covering to the end of August show that 70 out of the district’s 83 primary and secondary schools have either a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.
This is an improvement of eight on the 2015 figures, although it keeps West Berkshire slightly below the 88 per cent average for the South East and England as a whole.
The figures were welcomed by Newbury MP Richard Benyon, who said: “It’s great news that the latest figures show that 70 schools in West Berkshire are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.
“We are working to make sure every child can access high-quality education, so that they have the opportunity to go as far as their talents will take them, regardless of their background.”
Twelve of the district’s schools were rated as ‘requires improvement’, but none received the lowest rating of ‘inadequate’. One school was not inspected.