Ofsted ranks Merton one of the best places for primary education

The Government’s annual Ofsted report released today (27 November 2012) ranks Merton among the local authorities where pupils are most likely to attend a good or outstanding primary school.

The report shows Merton as 21st in the whole of England, with 81% of pupils in the borough attending good or outstanding primary schools.

Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Martin Whelton said: “Our high Ofsted ranking demonstrates our continued commitment to providing high-quality education and giving our young people the best possible start in life. The result is testament to the hard work of our pupils, teachers and governors, along with the huge amount of support from the pupils’ families. We will continue to work towards our goal to ensure all children in the borough are able to access the best teaching and learning available and I am delighted that over 80% of our schools have been rated as good or outstanding.”