Primary education 2019: 95,000 children are put in a failing school

Almost 100,000 children are dumped today in a failing primary school, nine percent of which are expected to miss their first choice

  • National pressure on places will make thousands of children disappointed
  • Approximately 95,000 will go to schools that are insufficient or need improvement & # 39;
  • Classroom shortages were caused by baby boom in the early 2000s

Nearly 100,000 children are today dumped in failing primary schools amidst national pressure on places.

On National Offer Day, nine percent are expected to miss their first choice – although in some areas it will even be 30 percent.

The deficit was caused by a birth wave that was partly fueled by a high immigration rate in the early 2000s.

Thousands of children will be placed in failing primary schools today due to pressure on places [File photo]

Thousands of children will be placed in failing primary schools today due to pressure on places [File photo]

Data analyzed by the New Schools Network, a charity that supports free schools, shows that 95,000 children are placed in failing schools – those rated as "insufficient" or "requires improvement" by Ofsted. It was also found that 12,500 families are offered in failing schools that have not experienced any improvement since 2005.

Luke Tryl, director of NSN, said: “To find out which primary school your child goes to, it should be a time of excitement, but today almost 100,000 families find out that their child is being sent to a school that is not is good. & # 39;

Exodus of teachers

Two fifths of teachers predict that they will not work in education within five years, a study suggests. A majority, 62 percent, say that the reason for departure is the workload. The survey of 8,674 national members of the Education Union found that 40 percent said they would disappear from the profession in 2024 and 18 percent expected to disappear within two years.

Ofsted data show that 2,223 primary schools are assessed as & # 39; insufficient & # 39; or & # 39; requires improvement & # 39; and 290 have stalled with these assessments since 2005. During this 14-year period, a total of 1 million students have this & # 39; stuck & # 39; attended schools – two-thirds are in the north and the Midlands.

Education minister Nick Gibb said the system is much better than in 2010, as 87 percent of the primaries are now rated as good or excellent, compared to 67 percent nine years ago.

Mr. Gibb added: & # 39; Even in cases where parents don't get the news they were hoping for today, chances are that their child will go to a school that offers first-class education. & # 39;

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