Brexit vote linked to resentment over north-south education divide, warns Ofsted boss

'This wasn't just about leaving Europe, it's about our needs being neglected, our children are not getting as good a deal as elsewhere'.


Failing education standards in some parts of England have contributed to the feelings of discontent that led towards the Brexit result, the chief inspector of schools has said.


Outgoing Ofsted boss, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said while standards were rising overall, there were still a worrying number of poorly performing schools in the north and East Midlands that were contributing towards the sense of a divided nation. 

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