Council says city’s schools have taken steps forward

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THREE-QUARTERS of Portsmouth schools inspected this year have been deemed good or outstanding, Portsmouth City Council council has said.

The authority announced 75 per cent of schools have received the top two grades after Ofsted inspections.

It is aiming for a target of 80 per cent of schools to be good or outstanding by the end of this academic year.

Since September, 16 schools have been inspected.

One has been rated outstanding, 11 good and four have been told they require improvement.