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Schools Improve in Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge


6:45am 23rd October 2013
(Updated 7:16am 23rd October 2013)

Schools in Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge are improving.

This year's exam results have seen East Riding schools move 22 places up the GCSE league table to 66th out of 151 in the country.

This year East Riding schools achieved an average of 61.3 per cent of the top grades including English and maths, in the second year of improvements in a row.

All the East Riding’s GCSE rankings compared with statistical neighbours and Yorkshire and Humber have improved.

A-level rankings for school and academy sixth forms in the area have also risen. The ranking for total points gained by each student has moved up 10 places to 68, while the points per entry – a measure of the average grade attained – has shot up by 34 places to 93.

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.”

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