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Top marks for Camden schools as Ofsted says 95 per cent are ‘good or outstanding’

10:07 09 April 2014

Angela Mason is cabinet member for children at Camden Council

Angela Mason is cabinet member for children at Camden Council

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Camden is one of only a handful of boroughs not to have any failing schools, figures have revealed.

Of 60 schools inspected by education watchdog Ofsted before December 2013, 95 per cent were rated “outstanding” or “good”, the top two grades.

Only three schools, including Tufnell Park secondary Acland Burghley School, were rated “requires improvement”, one above the lowest grade.

None of Camden’s schools are “inadequate”.

Camden Council’s cabinet member for education Cllr Angela Mason said she was “really pleased” with the figures, released by the Cabinet Office last week, but that the council should “continuously strive for improvement”.

“We have some schools that ‘require improvement’ but we are confident they are going to be ‘good’,” she said.

Of 89 schools inspected in Haringey, 85 per cent were rated “outstanding” or “good” with 11 per cent of schools graded “requires improvement”.

Three schools were found to be “inadequate”.

Cabinet member for children at Haringey Council Cllr Ann Waters said: “Haringey schools are improving faster than any other London borough. 9,000 more primary and secondary pupils attend a good or outstanding school than a year ago, and all secondary schools in the borough are either good or outstanding.

“St Thomas More Catholic School in Wood Green was named the ‘most improved school in the country’ and both Gladesmore Community School and Woodside High School have recently received truly outstanding inspection reports from Ofsted.

“Three quarters of Haringey primary school children are now reaching national targets in reading, writing and maths and last summer, the borough’s GCSE and A level students achieved their best ever results.”

In Barnet, 90 per cent of its 119 schools are considered “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted, with 10 schools rated “requires improvement” and one graded “inadequate”.

Barnet Council’s cabinet member for education, children and families Cllr Reuben Thompstone said: “We have outstanding schools and outstanding teachers but we continue to work hard with schools to strive for improvement.”

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