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"Sharp decline" in standards at private faith schools?

"Sharp decline" in standards at private faith schools?

There has been a “sharp decline” in standards at private faith schools, Ofsted has found, as nearly half are now judged to be inadequate or requiring improvement.

An analysis by the schools inspectorate said that a “higher proportion” of faith schools are failing to meet the standards for leadership and management, as well as teaching children “fundamental British values”.

The latest figures show that 49 per cent of private faith schools inspected by Ofsted were judged as being below good, of whicha quarter (26 per cent) were given the lowest possible rating of inadequate.

The schools watchdog said there had been a sharp decline in standards for all smaller, fee-paying schools, but added that this was particularly apparent in faith schools.

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