Schools in Kirklees have come top of the class.

Almost nine out of ten schools across the borough have received outstanding or good ratings from education watchdog Ofsted, while GCSE results outsmarted the country’s average scores.

The figures mean Kirklees comes out as third best authority for schools in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber, out of 15 different local authorities, and also rates above the national average.

Ofsted data shows that 89% of local schools have been rated on the top two tiers, an accolade achieved by 82% of schools in Yorkshire and 86% of schools nationwide.

This means that 50,000 children across Kirklees attend a school that is either Good or Outstanding, the latter of which was attributed to 19% of local primary and secondary schools.

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Schools in this top ranking included Spring Grove Junior & Infant School in Springwood, Shelley College and Holmfirth High School in Thongsbridge.

Sarah Callaghan, Director for Young People at Kirklees, said: “We are very proud of the work that takes place across the Kirklees family of schools.

“We work closely and inclusively with all our schools - including those that are not Local Authority maintained - to secure the highest possible standards.

“It’s very pleasing that the talent and dedication of schools staff is being recognised by Ofsted.

“All the work we do is designed to help children and young people fulfil their potential, whatever their personal starting point may be.”

There was more good news as it was confirmed that Kirklees GCSE results once again was higher than the national average.

Sarah added: “This is further proof that there is a huge amount to celebrate in our local system, but we will continue striving to achieve even higher.”