THREE-quarters of Hampshire’s primary school children are being taught at schools graded “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted, the education watchdog has revealed.

Figures in the body’s annual report show 64 per cent of Southampton youngsters are in schools given the top two rankings.

Nationally, the chances of being at a good school range from 90 per cent in the London borough of Camden, to just 42 per cent in Coventry.

Hampshire’s delighted education chief, Cllr Roy Perry, said: “This demonstrates the quality of choice that parents have when seeking a school place in the county and is testimony to the hard work of teachers and staff from the county's improvement service.”

Southampton’s schools boss Cllr Sarah Bogle said she is pleased the position in the city is improving as a result of a heavy focus to drive up standards.

She said: “There’s lots of real collaboration going on between schools working in clusters, sharing resources and good practices.”