Saturday, October 07, 2006

Scant comfort

According to the head of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, around 80,000 children are attending fairly appalling schools, some of them so bad that they should be shut down.

He believes there are about 500 secondary schools seriously underperforming on the basis of their GCSE results compared with the Government's official figure of 50 schools.

The Government argues that most parents get their first choice of school.

No doubt the Government's remarks will be very reassuring for those who are amongst the 80,000.

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