Why our schools rock: Children in Harrow get the best education

Harrow is the best place in the country to live if you want your children to get a great education.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out this report from the Education Policy Institute – a think-tank run by former Schools Minister David Laws.

Harrow is singled out as the place where you’re most likely to get a high quality school place for your child. We’re both No.1 – and the most improved area.

Christine Robson, Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People, said: “Our Council has a long-standing commitment to provide every one of our children with a fair start in life at a good local school.

“I feel so proud of our wonderful schools and teachers – and I love it when a plan comes together. Make no mistake, this is about everyone working together with a focus on education as a means of bringing prosperity and success to the next generation here in Harrow.”

The report judges schools according to how much progress their pupils make – and then looks at the number of good quality school places available to local populations.

It picks out Harrow as having the easiest access to high-performing secondary places. Some 91% of Harrow’s primary schools are rated Good or Outstanding.

Across the nation, the report says there is a widening geographical divide in access to high-performing schools. London took an increasing share of the secondary schools where pupils were most likely to make good progress. But areas in the North and North East were being left behind.