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Behaviour 'good' or 'outstanding' in most schools

primary school pupils
Ofsted scores schools on behaviour

Behaviour is good or outstanding in almost four out of five of England's secondary schools, data suggests.

Statistics compiled from school inspections show more schools are being rated highly on this measure.

In December 2006, nearly 74% of schools in England were rated good or outstanding for behaviour, while last year, 78.6% were.

The data, released by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, shows regional variations.

In the South West and the North East, almost 85% of secondaries were judged by inspectors to be good or outstanding on behaviour and in London the figure was 82%.

Yorkshire and the Humber have the lowest proportion in this category at 67%. The North West was close to the national average at 79%.

% SCHOOLS OUTSTANDING OR GOOD ON BEHAVIOUR
South West - 85%
North East - 85%
Outer London - 83%
Inner London - 81%
South East - 80%
North West - 79%
West Midlands- 78%
East of England - 78%
East Midlands - 75%
Yorkshire and Humber - 67%

The data reflects how secondary schools in England were rated on behaviour at their most recent Ofsted inspection.

It also gives a breakdown by local authority for 2009.

In outer London, no school was rated as inadequate for behaviour, while in inner London 2% were.

Meanwhile, 27% of schools in inner London were listed as outstanding for behaviour and 33% of those in outer London were.

In the South West, only 0.3% of schools were said to be inadequate on this measure, while almost 30% were outstanding and nearly 55% were good.

In Yorkshire and the Humber, 2.7% of schools had inadequate behaviour, while 16% had outstanding behaviour and nearly 51% good behaviour.

In England as a whole last year, 78.6% of schools had a "good" or "outstanding" rating for behaviour, 20% were rated satisfactory and 1% were rated inadequate.



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