Good and outstanding schools on rise, Ofsted data shows

The proportion of primary and secondary schools in England rated as good or outstanding has increased, figures from the watchdog Ofsted show.

At the end of August, nearly nine in 10 (89%) schools were at least good at their latest inspection - up five percentage points on last year.


However, the gap between primary and secondary schools is widening.


The Ofsted data shows 90% of primary schools were rated good or outstanding, compared to 78% of secondaries.


Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has raised concerns about secondary education, warning in his annual report last year that there was a "growing geographical divide" in standards after age 11 between the North, the Midlands and the South of England.


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