Liverpool

Liverpool council welcomes improved schools performance

All Liverpool schools have been classed as satisfactory or above for the first time since Ofsted inspections were introduced 20 years ago, the city council has said.

Almost 77%, or 130 schools, have been classed as good or outstanding, with the remainder classed as satisfactory.

It follows improvements at two schools that were in special measures and one issued with a "notice to improve".

Ten years ago the city had 25 of its 167 schools classed as inadequate.

A Liverpool City Council spokesman said the city had become the first regional city to have all of its schools passed as satisfactory or above by Ofsted.

Tim Warren, assistant director for the schools service, said: "This is an incredible achievement and is testament to the extremely strong and positive relationship between schools, teaching staff, governing bodies and the local authority in driving up standards and giving children the best possible start in life.

"For a city the size of Liverpool, with all the challenges that deprivation levels bring, to have over three quarters of its schools classed as good or outstanding is just fantastic."

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