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Ofsted warns that English schools are a 'tale of two nations'

The story of England's education system is "a tale of two nations". That is the new warning from the schools watchdog Ofsted.

It says children from similar backgrounds and of similar abilities can end up with different prospects, just because of the quality of the school they attend.

To improve the situation, the chief inspector of schools is recommending the reintroduction of formal tests for seven and 14-year-olds.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 11 Dec 2013
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