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Tower Hamlets has joined a select group of boroughs in the country whose secondary schools have all been rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

The education watchdog has this week announced that the performance of three schools – Bow School, George Green’s School and St Paul’s Way Trust School – has improved.

The announcement means that all 18 council-run secondary and special schools in the borough are classed as Good or Outstanding. Very few local authorities are in this position. The latest Ofsted figures, relating to August last year, showed just nine of the 150 local authority areas in England had a 100% record.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman hailed the fact that Tower Hamlets could now be counted as part of this prestigious group.

Mayor Rahman said:

“Education is one of my top priorities and we’ve invested a great deal in our schools in the past few years to make them among the best, so I’m delighted that our schools are now officially recognised among the very best in the country by Ofsted.”

Councillor Oliur Rahman, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families, said:

“An awful lot of hard work and effort from a great many people has gone into transforming our schools. We can all be proud that Tower Hamlets is now a beacon of quality for educational excellence for our young people.”
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Notes to Editors:
For information about this press release contact Numan Hussain, Political Advisor to the Mayor, on 07508 352 023 or email numan.hussain@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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