City schools move further ahead in Ofsted rankings
Wolverhampton's schools have moved further ahead of others regionally and nationally, according to the outcome of recent Ofsted inspections.
Latest figures show 89% of schools in Wolverhampton are now rated either Good or Outstanding. This is above the West Midlands figure of 86% and now also above the national average, which has fallen 1% to 88%.
90% of primary schools in Wolverhampton are Good or Outstanding, compared to 87% across the wider West Midlands and on a par with the national figure of 90%. Meanwhile, 85% of secondary schools in the city are either Good or Outstanding, significantly higher than the 81% of schools that are Good or Outstanding both regionally and nationally.
In addition, 90% of pupils in Wolverhampton attend a school which is either Good or Outstanding.
Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, said: "This is very welcome news for our children and young people.
"As a city, we have come a long way in recent times; just six years ago only 79% of our schools were rated either Good or Outstanding – and now it's 89%.
"This dramatic improvement has been achieved thanks to the hard work and dedication of our education leaders, school staff, pupils and parents, excellent collaboration between schools and the council, and through the use of high performing schools to help those needing support.
"As a council, we have a strong commitment to school improvement through our Education Excellence strategy, and an ambitious political leadership which wants the very best for our children and young people, both in education and in all other aspects of their formative years.
"While we have seen great progress over the last few years, I hope that we will continue to see further improvements in the months ahead because, with more of our children or young people able to attend high performing schools, their educational outcomes are likely to be even better."