Alistair Burt has welcomed the news that more children are being taught in good or outstanding schools. New figures from Ofsted show that another 4 schools in Central Bedfordshire have been judged good or outstanding in their most recent inspection compared to 2015.

Across the East of England, 210 more schools have been rated as good or outstanding.

Across the country the proportion of all schools judged to be good or outstanding at their most recent inspection was 89 per. As a result almost 1.8 million more children are now in good schools compared to 2010.

Alistair said, “It is great news that the latest figures show that 118 schools in Central Bedfordshire are now rated good or outstanding. But we know there is more to do and the Government has set out plans to make more good school places available to more parents. We are making sure every child can access high quality education, so that they have the opportunity to go as far as their talents will take them.”