Upturn in number of schools rated ‘green’ by Suffolk County Council but more than a quarter rated ‘red’

Suffolk schools have been rated by Suffolk County Council. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Suffolk schools have been rated by Suffolk County Council. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The number of Suffolk schools assessed as in a good position to help students’ learning has “significantly increased”, according to the county council.

Lisa Chambers, cabinet member for education and skills

Lisa Chambers, cabinet member for education and skills

The latest ‘RAG’ school ratings, independent of Ofsted inspections, have been released by Suffolk County Council.

Standing for red, amber and green, each state school in the county is assessed by the council through results and data.

There are now 108 schools rated green – an increase on last year’s 77. The results have been hailed by the county’s education department but although the number of red-rated schools has declined it is still 83 out of a total of 295 – more than a quarter.

The council’s education department has been asked by this newspaper to release details of which rating each school has but a spokesman said those details were not available from the authority.


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Lisa Chambers, cabinet member for education and skills said: “The increasing number of schools with green risk ratings is further proof of the really good progress being made in improving education in Suffolk.

“Standards are consistently improving, and are now better than nationally in some respects.

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“Through our Raising the Bar programme we have set ambitious targets to ensure every child in Suffolk can achieve their full potential, and will continue to work hard until they have been achieved.”

The statistics show that 108 schools are rated green, 104 amber and 83 red.

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