Greg Hands welcomes the news that more children in Hammersmith & Fulham are being taught in good or outstanding schools

Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, has welcomed the news that more children are being taught in good or outstanding local schools. In particular, new figures from Ofsted show that 7 more schools in Hammersmith & Fulham have been judged good or outstanding in their most recent inspection compared with 2015. Furthermore, across London, 165 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 cent – the highest proportion ever recorded – with both the proportion of primary and secondary schools judged at these ratings continuing to rise in every region of the country. As a result, almost 1.8 million more children are now in good schools compared with 2010.
 
Nevertheless, the Government recognises that there is more to do, which is why it has set out plans to make more good school places available, to more parents, in more parts of the country, and harnessing the resources and expertise of universities, as well as independent and faith schools.
 
Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, commented: "This Conservative Government wants to build a country that works for everyone – and that means providing a good school place for every child, one that caters to their individual talents, abilities and needs.
 
"That’s why it’s great news that the latest figures show that 54 schools in Hammersmith & Fulham and 35 in Kensington & Chelsea are now rated good or outstanding.
 
"We are making sure that every child can access high quality education, so that they have the opportunity to go as far as their talents will take them, regardless of their background."