The % of schools and academies in Central Bedfordshire rated as Good or Outstanding by OFSTED is a key measure to demonstrate the effectiveness of educational provision. Performance in June 2016 was 85%, but has improved since then and remains broadly stable between 87% and 90%.
Performance as at the end of December 2017 was 87%. The School Improvement Service provides guidance to all schools about being prepared for inspection. This included a recent conference on ‘diminishing the difference’ where a senior Ofsted inspector attended to explain to schools the necessity for demonstrating impact on pupils in receipt of Free School Meals. This conference also received information on best practice from across the country.