Every child in Nottingham will be taught in a school that is judged good or outstanding by Ofsted, the city council has vowed.

The proposal comes with the release of the City Council’s plan for the city for the next four years.

Earlier this year league table results revealed Nottingham to have the third worst in England for GCSE students.

Portfolio holder for schools in Nottingham, Sam Webster said: “I am confident we can address head-on the challenges currently facing education in Nottingham.”

He added: “Every child deserves to go to a good school and we are determined to make that happen.”

The report also reveals plans to increase the number of young people achieving five or more A*-C grades at GCSE to above the national average.

It is also proposed that children will be guaranteed a place at a local primary school and more special school places will be created to meet Nottingham children’s special needs.

While it is questionable how achievable the proposals are, following the council’s plan for 2007-2011 Nottingham City Council had the highest rate of improvement in GCSE results by any local authority and they secured funding to rebuild or refurbish 14 Primary and Secondary schools.

Total investment in to schools was taken to £250 million following the last plan for the years 2011-2-15, with building improvements made to a further 19 schools.

Attendance was also improved, with school reduced to 4.4%, below the English average.

To read the plan in its entirety, visit http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=56926&p=0