East Riding schools have soared up the local authority league tables following major improvements in this summer’s GCSE and A-level results.
Tables published today show by the Department for Education show that the record results for students achieving the ‘gold standard’ at GCSE has pushed the county’s ranking up by 27 places to 71st place, out of 151 areas across the country.
This year East Riding schools achieved an average of 61 per cent of the top grades including English and maths, in a second consecutive year of improvement.
This is the county’s best-ever attainment and is above the national average of 60.6 per cent.
The local authority rankings show that Key Stage 4 progress in English has improved by 22 places and Key Stage 4 progress in maths has risen by 20 places in the tables.
All the East Riding’s GCSE rankings compared with statistical neighbours and Yorkshire and Humber have improved.
The East Riding’s A-level/Level 3 rankings have also improved, rising 16 places to 60th.
The average points per student in East Riding school and academy sixth forms have gone up by gained by 60 points to 763 points while the average points per entry – a measure of the average grade attained – have gone up by four points to 207.
Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “It is excellent news that the performance of our schools has moved the East Riding up the rankings when compared with other authorities, but what is important is the quality of the education and the progress that individual pupils have made.
“These tables should reinforce the confidence that parents have in our schools and the standard of the provision for their children.”
Mike Furbank, the council’s head of children, young people, education and schools, said: “I am delighted that the hard work of schools and students has led to this significant move up the league tables. We must remember that good outcomes do not happen by accident but by years of hard work and assiduous attention to detail. I congratulate the students and their schools.”