Over 90% of Buckinghamshire schools confirmed as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted
More than nine out of ten Buckinghamshire schools are rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by the Government's education watchdog.
The latest figures published by Ofsted at the end of September confirm that 92.5% of the county's 235 schools are in the top two categories. Overall, this is nearly a three per cent improvement on the position twelve months ago.
Over a quarter of Buckinghamshire schools (26%) are in the 'Outstanding' category, which is higher that both the national and south east averages.
Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Mike Appleyard said he was delighted with the position.
"This is great news for pupils, parents and schools and really cements Buckinghamshire's reputation for good education across the board.
"Thanks must go to our teachers, governors and indeed the whole school community in Buckinghamshire for all their hard work to make sure that we offer a good education that delivers the best possible outcomes in terms of ambition, attainment and skills development for every pupil across the County."
Commenting on the 17 schools rated as 'needs improvement' or inadequate, Mike added, "My team works collaboratively with those schools to support them to improve whatever their circumstances so that all children and young people can achieve their full potential and get that all-important best possible start in life."
Ofsted results for all schools are available by visiting www.reports.ofsted.gov.uk.