Bexley primary schools below average

PUBLISHED: 15:22 05 December 2012

As many Bexley primary schools are inadequate as are excellent, according to a new national report released by education inspectors Ofsted.

The results placed Bexley in the bottom third of schools nationally, coming joint 104th out of 152 local education authorities in England.

Nine per cent of the borough’s primaries are excellent but the same number are inadequate. Almost half at 49 per cent are graded good, and 33 per cent are adequate.

Publishing the national results is a new measure by Ofsted’s chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw.

A Bexley Council spokesman said: “We are working closely with our schools and challenging where necessary to drive up standards. Schools that have been inspected by Ofsted since September have been rated as good with some rising from adequate.”

Bexley fared better when it came to secondaries, with 20 per cent outstanding, 60 per cent graded good, and none inadequate.

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