Wolverhampton now has more "Good" and "Outstanding" rated schools than ever before.

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Latest data from Ofsted shows 81% of primary and secondary schools now hold one of the top 2 inspection rankings - and that figure rises to 83% when nurseries and special schools are included.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "I'd like to thank teachers and leaders, support staff, governors and of course our hard working pupils and parents who are helping to ensure the city's young people get a first class education.

"We have seen rapid improvements in standards in recent years, with the number of good and outstanding rated primary and secondary schools in Wolverhampton now at 81%, up from 63% just 3 years ago. By supporting schools to improve and by challenging where performance is below par, we expect this figure to rise still further in the coming months.

"At the same time, educational outcomes for the city's young people are improving across the board.

"Children recorded best ever outcomes last year at Early Years Foundation Stage, in Phonics and at Key Stages 1 and 2, while the city's 16 year olds achieved much improved GCSE results in 2015 compared to the year before. The news is even better at post 16, where results have improved for 7 years running.

"The council is also making major improvements to Wolverhampton's educational estate, transforming schools across the city, and teachers and pupils have responded very positively in this investment in their future.

"We are determined to continue the rapid progress we are making, but the message is clear; with excellent schools, teachers and leaders and best ever outcomes for pupils, there has never been a better time to go to school in Wolverhampton."

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  • released: Monday 11 July, 2016