Most Wokingham schools are good or outstandingBy Julie Spencer
December 21, 2012
Almost three quarters of children in Wokingham borough attend schools that are good or outstanding.
Figures from school inspector Ofsted reveal that 73 per cent of pupils are taught in primary and secondary schools rated in the top two categories, compared with 68 per cent nationally.
There are no schools in Wokingham borough classed as inadequate, compared to the national average of three per cent.
Good education in the borough helped it to first place in a survey of the best places to bring up children in the Family Friendly Hotspot report for 2012. Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children’s services at the borough council, said: “Our priority is to give all our children and young people the best education possible.
“Our services focus on working with headteachers and governing bodies to increase the number of good and outstanding primary and secondary schools across the borough.
“We can see progress is being made by the increasing number of good and outstanding school inspection outcomes.”
The statistics were published this month as part of the annual chief inspector’s report, and summarise the findings of recent Ofsted inspections of schools, early years and childcare services for children and families, adult learning and skills, and colleges.
A total of 71 per cent of all education providers in Wokingham borough are rated good or outstanding by inspectors, compared to 70 per cent nationally.
Ofsted figures also reveal 78 per cent of pupils attend a good or outstanding secondary school in Wokingham, compared to 73 per cent in Reading, 55 per cent in Bracknell Forest, and 68 per cent in West Berkshire.