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Middlesbrough children could start secondary school earlier

4 April 2014 Last updated at 21:41 BST

Children in Middlesbrough could be sent to secondary school earlier to try to improve failing exam results.

That is just one radical proposal being considered after Ofsted said the local council needed to take urgent action to improve the town's schools.

It said exam results for Middlesbrough's children were well below the national average.