Academy schools get lower Ofsted ratings, research suggests

Fewer than half of academy schools improved their Ofsted rating from ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ over four years.

Schools that do not convert to become academies are more likely to achieve higher ratings from Ofsted, research suggests.

Findings from the Local Government Association (LGA) showed that 92% of local authority (LA) schools had been rated “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted since January 31, compared with 85% of academy schools graded since they converted.

Read more in the Independent here

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