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Wolverhampton primary schools rated 'worst in country' by Ofsted.

Primary schools in Wolverhampton have been rated as the worst in the country in a report by from the watchdog Ofsted.

It shows 44% of the city's pupils attend schools which are judged to be of below a "good" standard; the highest number in the UK.

Wolverhampton City Council said current standards were "unacceptable".

Chief executive Simon Warren said: "Parents will rightly feel let down. These schools must and will improve."

The authority said it was working with schools, governors and Ofsted to find a way of improving results.

West Midlands Regional Director for Ofsted, Lorna Fitzjohn, said: "The schools are not improving as rapidly as other schools nationally."

"It's about trying to find the reasons why not and there's definitely more that can be done."

Neighbouring Walsall has the fifth lowest figure in the country with 60% of pupils attending primary schools that are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

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