Cheryl welcomes recent Ofsted statistics

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP has welcomed the news that more children are being taught in good or outstanding schools. New figures from Ofsted show that 10 more schools in Buckinghamshire have been judged good or outstanding in their most recent inspection compared to 2015.

Across the South East, 234 more schools have been rated as good or outstanding.

Across the country the proportion of all schools judged to be good or outstanding at their most recent inspection was 89 per cent – the highest proportion ever recorded – with both the proportion of primary and secondary schools judged at these ratings continuing to rise in every region of the country. As a result almost 1.8 million more children are now in good schools compared to 2010.

But we know there is more to do, and that’s precisely why we have set out plans to make more good school places available, to more parents, in more parts of the country, and harnessing the resources and expertise of universities, independent and faith schools.

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP commented:


‘We want to build a country that works for everyone – and that means providing a good school place for every child, one that caters to their individual talents, abilities and needs.


‘That’s why it’s great news that the latest figures show that 10 more schools in Buckinghamshire are now rated good or outstanding.


‘We are making 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.’