Axe Valley schools cited among the best

PUBLISHED: 11:39 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:40 15 June 2010

THREE Axe Valley schools have been highlighted as national high achievers by Ofsted.

THREE Axe Valley schools have been highlighted as national high achievers by Ofsted.The school standards agency spotlighted Mrs Ethelston's, in Uplyme, Stockland Primary School and Colyton Grammar School for their outstanding success in inspections over the past year.Ofsted says these Devon County Council schools have all been judged to be outstanding in inspections carried out in 2007/2008.Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Christine Gilbert, said: "As in previous years, we shall be recognising and celebrating those providers of education whose work is of the highest quality."Devon's Executive Councillors for Children and Young People's Services, John Smith, praised the schools for their performance.He said: "I want to congratulate the head teachers and all their staff for this accolade, as well as the pupils who have achieved so well thanks to their teachers' guidance and support."These schools, and the hundreds of others right across Devon, do such a fine job day in and day out and are achieving such good results despite not being funded anywhere near the national average."He said Devon is 146th out of 149 local authorities for funding received from the government per pupil.

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