East Riding secondary schools have topped the league of GCSE results in Yorkshire and the Humber for the first time, with one of the best scores in the north of England.
The new accountability measures for schools are published for the first time today in figures released by the Department for Education.
The main measure is Progress 8, which judges schools by the average progress made by students from their starting point at secondary school to the end of year 11, in eight GCSE subjects.
Schools in the East Riding have performed extremely well this year, making progress significantly above the national average. One in 10 students in the East Riding has made a whole grade more progress in all eight subjects than is the case nationally.
The Progress 8 measure in the East Riding is the best in Yorkshire and Humber, one of the best scores in the north of England and represents a large improvement in its national rankings. The East Riding is ranked 30th out of 150 English local authorities at Progress 8, the top 20 percent nationally. The local authority is also ranked number 1 for this measure when compared to its statistical neighbours, local authorities similar to the East Riding.
Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said:
“We are delighted with the improvement that many East Riding schools have brought about this year, which are the best ever outcomes for students in ER secondary schools
“This is down to the hard work of young people and their families supported by dedicated school staff.
“East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to improving East Riding schools until we have the some of the best in the country. The results have been achieved against a backdrop of the very low level of funding for East Riding schools from the Department for Education.
Mike Furbank, head of education and schools said:
“These best ever GCSE results are underpinned by many outstanding stories of hard work and application as well as committed teaching and support. We look forward to further improving Ofsted inspection outcomes for East Riding schools, building on the foundation of this year’s best ever results.
“We are proud of the work done by young people throughout the East Riding, with the support of their carers and families. We greatly appreciate the hard work of head teachers, teaching and support staff that have contributed to these results.”
Results for Schools in Beverley;
Beverley High School 74pc
Longcroft School 70pc
East Riding average is 67.2pc
England (all schools) 59.3 pc
England (state funded only) 63pc
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