How Birmingham's worst schools tend to serve the poorest areas revealed
Three-quarters of state schools in the richest parts of Birmingham are rated “outstanding” by Ofsted - compared to just 15% of schools in the poorest areas.
New analysis of data published by the education watchdog has revealed an alarming ratings gap between schools in the most and least deprived places.
It shows that of the 51 schools in the richest parts of the city, NONE are rated inadequate and only two are rated as “requiring improvement”.
Some 27 are rated outstanding.
Of the 252 schools in the poorest parts of Birmingham, 16 are inadequate and 47 require improvement.
Only 39 are... read more
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