Ofsted has today published its maintained schools and academies inspection outcomes as at 31 August 2016.
- There are now almost 1.8 million more pupils in good or outstanding schools than in 2010.
- 89% of schools are rated good or outstanding, up from 84% in August 2015.
- There are more than 6.6 million pupils taught in good or outstanding schools.
- There are 18,607 good or outstanding schools, up by 3,710 since 2010.
School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said:
Thanks to changes made by this government, there are now almost 1.8 million more pupils in good or outstanding schools than in August 2010 – including almost 420,000 additional good or outstanding school places in the last year.
Good and outstanding schools now make up 89% of all schools inspected in England - the highest proportion ever recorded – with both the proportion of primary and secondary schools judged at this rating continuing to rise in every region of the country.
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 - including scrapping the ban on new grammar school places, and harnessing the resources and expertise of universities, independent and faith schools.