Children at the bottom and special needs are given a lot of help, which is great but no-one is very interested in the average child and the bright ones are bored because there is not point stretching him beyond a certain level apparently.
I used to think that , but I've since changed my mind. It might be just my DC school but my children have actually had a lot of extra imput ...they're not at the bottom ,but at some point they have had extra reading...additional support etc. I'm only human so of course it upsets me...we all want our children to sail through school and not be thought of as struggling. My DD is now having help with her literacy despite reaching level 3 in her year 2 sats...when I asked why I was told they had funding for so many children to take part in a reading programme and due to the tiny year group ( many children were pulled out of the school ) they have " used up " the places for children who normally wouldn't need it , but the teachers have chosen to help with confidence etc. Also when I said that all my DC have had extra help I was told it was because mine were considered to have great potential and just needed that extra push..it has certainly given the school their good results.
Parents I know who have children with learning difficulties are constantly upset as they are waiting ages for funding or their child just has 1 session a week to help them...which doesn't do much.
There are probably pros and cons to all types of schools. As Dani says what you do at home is just as important .