Over 90 per cent of Hertfordshire schools have been rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

Published: 25 Sep 2017

Hertfordshire County Council is delighted to announce that more than 90% of schools in Hertfordshire have been rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Of the 529 maintained schools in Hertfordshire which have been inspected by Ofsted up to August 2017 (82 secondary; 400 primary; 14 nursery; 25 special schools; 8 Education Support Centres), 91.7 per cent are rated as good or outstanding.

This means that an additional 34,500 pupils in the county are now being taught in good and outstanding schools since September 2013. The total number of pupils now at good and outstanding schools in Hertfordshire is approximately 174,000.

Hertfordshire schools rank higher than the national average of 89.2 per cent and considerably higher than similar local authorities.*

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, congratulated schools across the county. He said: “Hertfordshire has some of the best education facilities in the UK, so this figure is an excellent testament to the hard work of school leaders, teachers and governing bodies. We will continue to work with the county’s schools to maintain and improve on these fantastic results.”

He also highlighted the role played by Herts for Learning Ltd, a not-for-profit education company owned by Hertfordshire schools and Hertfordshire County Council which is dedicated to raising standards and improving teaching and learning.

He said: “Ensuring that young people throughout the county get the best possible start in life is of paramount importance to the council. The school improvement support available from Herts for Learning, the UK’s largest schools’ company, is second to none.”