Glowing report for more than 80% of Surrey's state schools

More than 80% of Surrey’s state schools are outstanding or good, according to the latest figures from the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED).

The statistics show that 313 of Surrey County Council’s primary and secondary schools were given the two best grades.

Ofsted judged 100 schools outstanding and another 213 were rated good. The county council is responsible for 384 schools.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for schools and learning, said: “These figures reinforce the fact that Surrey has some of the best state schools in the country.”

She said: “It doesn’t mean we will rest on our laurels. “We know there are Surrey schools that can perform better and we are doing everything possible to make sure they match up to the 80% or more that are already outstanding or good.

“Over the next five years we are investing almost £330 million to provide the 13,000 extra primary and secondary places the county needs.

“Despite the pressure this increasing demand is putting on our resources, I have no doubt we can continue to provide our children with the best possible start in life.”

The figures can be found on Ofsted’s website at: www.ofsted.gov.uk

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