East Riding schools rank poorly in league table

SCHOOLS in the East Riding including Bridlington have ranked among the worst in the country in an Ofsted report released this week.

The Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills issued on Tuesday November 27 puts primary schools in the East Riding eleventh from bottom in the league table for England, with 55% of pupils attending a good or outstanding primary school in 2011-2012.

Mike Furbank head of achievement and inclusion at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We want parents to judge the school their children attend and the county they live in by the experience their children enjoy in our schools.

“The improvement and learning service will continue to work with schools to actively challenge them to improve and become good.

“East Riding schools do a wonderful job for the children and families they support.”

See next week’s Free Press for a full report.