Top marks for schools and nurseries in the capital

Satisfaction with schools and nurseries in the capital is increasing every year according to the Edinburgh People Survey.

Residents were asked to rate nursery, primary and secondary schools in their neighbourhood as part of the City of Edinburgh Council's annual survey for 2013.

Satisfaction levels with secondary schools increased by 10%, primary schools increased by 7% and nurseries went up by 9%.

This is the fourth year running that there have been increases and they are also at the highest levels recorded.

Success stories include:

· Boroughmuir High School being named secondary school of the year in Scotland

· impressive exam results at Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) and Craigroyston Community High School

· Education Scotland inspection report for Castleview Primary School which achieved an ‘excellent’ for its curriculum

Cllr Paul Godzik, Convener of the City of Edinburgh Council Education, Children and Families Committee, said: "It’s great news that satisfaction levels with our schools and nurseries have been increasing on a yearly basis. This is testament to the dedicated work of teaching and nursery staff across the city.

“The successes achieved by the likes of Boroughmuir, Wester Hailes Education Centre, Craigroyston and Castleview reinforces the Capital Coalition’s commitment to ensure every child in Edinburgh has the best start in life.”

The Edinburgh People Survey is the Council's annual citizen survey, measuring satisfaction with the Council and its services, identifying areas for improvement and gathering information about residents which is not available through other sources or at neighbourhood level.

The survey is undertaken through face-to-face interviews with around 5,000 residents each year, conducted in the street and door-to-door.

Satisfaction rates for nurseries and schools are calculated excluding “don’t know” responses.

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