Pupils across the Borough, including those from a disadvantaged background, have performed well at Key Stage 4 as the confirmed results show above average attainment in many key areas.
The new Progress 8 measure saw five Borough schools ((Newlands, Charters, Furze Platt, Cox Green and Windsor Boy) achieve above the national average with four others maintaining progress above the floor standard.
KS4 pupils in the borough collectively ranked as equal 22nd out of 150 areas for Progress 8 results, placing them in the top 15 percent in the country. A good performance was also recorded for children from a disadvantaged background with our pupils from the borough ranking 25th out of 150.
Cllr Simon Werner says, “Well done to the children and young people who have worked so hard to achieve such a great result.”
“This clearly demonstrates the worth of our Borough Comprehensives – the Council interferes with their success at their peril!”
The rankings come from the Department for Education data published in January and relate to the 2015/16 cohort for KS4.