86 percent of Hull’s schools have been assessed as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. This is four percent above the latest regional average published by Ofsted.
Hull has 71 primary schools, 13 secondary schools, 6 special schools and 7 alternative providers. Ofsted has assessed 83 of 97 schools as Good or Outstanding.
Councillor Shane McMurray, portfolio holder for children’s services said: “Education is always going to be one of the most important functions that happens within the city.
“The council has a key leadership role in driving up aspiration, in supporting schools to maximise the wellbeing and achievement of children and young people, and in championing the most vulnerable. We are working with Academies to ensure the city has well educated, ambitious and positive young people to drive our city forward, as well as having fulfilled lives.”
Mary Meredith, assistant director for learning and skills said: “I am delighted that 86 percent of the schools in the city are Good or Outstanding. This is a significant achievement for the city and means children and young people have the best chances to achieve their full potential.
“I read every report from Ofsted that comes through and the key themes are leaders’ deep commitment to community, caring staff and aspiration for the city’s children and young people, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. School improvement in Hull is underpinned by a strong drive towards inclusion, equality and closing the disadvantage gap and I am heartened to see this acknowledged by inspectors and reflected in their judgements.”
The city has also benefitted from significant financial investment into school buildings and facilities so children are taught in the best learning environments possible. Pupils have benefitted from donations of laptops from local businesses, and the council continues to support families with free schools meals through school holidays.
Hull City Council continues to work with Academy Trusts via the Hull Learning Partnership to develop a city-wide approach to improving achievement, promoting inclusion for children and young people, improving outcomes for pupils in vulnerable groups, including SEND, keeping children safe, and providing essential nutrition.