BACA’s Ofsted success gives Brighton and Hove a boost

BACA students celebrate their good Ofsted report (Photograph: Simon Dack/Vervate) SUS-171201-143729001
BACA students celebrate their good Ofsted report (Photograph: Simon Dack/Vervate) SUS-171201-143729001

Brighton and Hove City Council said schools in the city now beat the national average for ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools.

This comes after education watchdog Ofsted rated the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) as ‘good’ in a report published today (January 12).

The council said now 93.1 per cent of the city’s schools are ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, compared to 89 per cent nationally.

Councillor Daniel Chapman, Brighton and Hove City Council’s lead member for schools, said: “To be out-performing the national average at all levels is a fantastic achievement.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the tremendous work that is going on in all our family of schools working together with our wider education partners.

“They are now working together more closely than ever before to share best practice and deliver a good education for all our children and young people.

“The council’s education team is also doing a great job both supporting our schools and also challenging them when improvements are needed.

“I sense a real momentum building here, and I fully expect to see further improvements in academic standards in the coming years.”