Lancashire schools outperform national averages

Recent government figures show that Lancashire's schools are performing ahead of national averages, with 92.3 per cent rated as good or outstanding.

Figures to March 2017 showed that 23.8 per cent of Lancashire schools were outstanding, and 68.5 per cent were good, compared to 21.1 per cent and 68.3 per cent respectively for England as a whole.

County councillor Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: "It's great to see that the latest statistics from the Department for Education(DfE) back up what we already know – that the quality of schools in Lancashire are amongst the best in the country.

"Together, we are working hard to fulfil our ambition that all our pupils attend a school which is rated as good or better, and we have an excellent track record in helping schools achieve this. "The majority of schools choose to receive their support and advisory services from the county council and I think this continued success is a tribute to the strong partnership we have with Lancashire schools. We are also pleased to see that many schools from outside Lancashire are also choosing to buy in our school improvement services."

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