Barnet & Islington schools score high in Ofsted ranking

Barnet primary schools have been ranked second nationally, while Islington is among the top ten places in the country for schools that are rated as good or better in the latest rankings released by Ofsted.

Islington is ranked 9th out of 152 authorities, with 87.5 per cent of Islington’s primary and secondary schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted for overall effectiveness. This compares to an average of 76 per cent in London and 69.5 per cent nationally.

Islington Council’s executive member for children and families, Cllr Richard Watts, said: “Ofsted has said we’re in the top ten best areas in England for high quality schools.

“With so many of our schools ranked as good or outstanding, along with improving Key Stage 2, GCSE and A-level results, parents can be confident that their children have the opportunities they need to succeed.”

Councillor Andrew Harper, Barnet Council cabinet member for Education, Children and Families said: “This is a real tribute to the skills and commitment of Barnet’s teachers, head teachers, governors and, of course, parents, to providing a very high standard of education to Barnet’s young people. It shows excellence across the board in Barnet”

“We have been very fortunate that as the relationship between local authorities and schools has changed, we have been able to keep a very strong education community in the borough with a shared commitment to doing our best for the borough’s young people.  Schools have supported each other, shared best practice and we have all worked together to continue to drive up standards.“

See the full Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2011/12.

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