Standards falling at Cambridgeshire secondary schools as academies slip from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’ says council report

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Less than half of Cambridgeshire’s secondary schools are now judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

A county council committee heard today that the position has been “adversely affected” by a number of the county’s largest secondary academies slipping from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’.

“Only 14 out of 32 secondary schools with inspection results are judged as good or outstanding, covering 14,550 pupils,” said the report. “This is 44 per cent of pupils against the target of 75 per cent.”

However the proportion of pupils attending Cambridgeshire primary schools judged good or outstanding by Ofsted is now at 76.6 per cent, above the 75 per cent target.

And for those attending Cambridgeshire special schools the figure of those rated good or outstanding by Ofsted is at 86.6 per cent, well above the 75 per cent target.

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