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Even more schools being rated as "good" or "outstanding"

01/07/2016 Joanna

The number of schools in Britain being rated as "good" or "outstanding" by Ofsted is increasing.

Around 86 per cent were rated in one of these categories for school effectiveness this month, an increase from 84 per cent last August.

This success was present more in primary schools, with 87 per cent being rated in the top two categories, compared to 76 per cent of secondary schools.

The Department for Education said: "In this academic year alone 100,000 more pupils are now benefiting from attending good or outstanding schools."

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: "We are determined to spread educational excellence everywhere and today's figures reveal that we have come a long way in doing just this.

"Since 2010 over 1.4 million more children attend the best schools in our country - a triumph for hard-working teachers and pupils everywhere."

According to Malcolm Trobe, interim general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, this success is even more pertinent as the industry has faced funding pressures and teacher shortages recently.

"Young people only get one chance to go through their school and college career and a successful education system is essential for the future economic and social wellbeing of our country," he stated. 

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