25% of English Independent Schools judged as ‘Inadequate’ or ‘Require Improvement’

OFSTED Figures published June 2015

Official figures released by OfSTED have revealed that close to 25% of Independent Schools in England have been judged by their inspectors as Inadequate or Requiring Improvement. Of the 988 Independent Schools within England only 14% deemed to be ‘Outstanding’, with schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region outperforming similar schools across the country.

The findings reveal, as at 31 March 2015, there were 1,044 open non-association independent schools; 988 of which had been subject to a standard inspection, with London having the highest proportion of independent schools judged outstanding (18%) but also has a high proportion judged inadequate (9%).


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