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League tables reveal Redbridge schools are performing better than the national average

PUBLISHED: 09:30 31 January 2018

A generic stock photo shows children at work in a classroom. Picture: PA

A generic stock photo shows children at work in a classroom. Picture: PA

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Primary and secondary schools in Redbridge are performing better than the national average, according to the latest government figures.

A generic stock photo shows children at work in a classroom. Picture: PAA generic stock photo shows children at work in a classroom. Picture: PA

Figures released annually by the Department of Education reveal that 55.8pc of pupils among Redbridge’s 29 secondary schools are achieving Grade 5 or higher in their GCSEs, 16.2pc higher than the than the national average.

This is equivalent to achieving Grade C or higher, before GCSE grades were reformed in 2017.

The data shows that Redbridge pupils make significantly greater progress between the end of primary school and secondary than the national average.

Redbridge schools hold a Progress 8 rating of 0.42, markedly higher than the national average state-school rating of -0.03.

This rating, introduced in 2017, measures the progress pupils make between tests taken at the end of primary school in comparison to at the end of secondary school in a specific mixture of eight subjects.

Among Redbridge’s 80 primary schools, 67pc of children are working at the expected standard, 6pc higher than the national average of 61pc.

But there variation in performance between schools in the borough is wide.

Wanstead Primary school comes top of the borough in children working at the expected standard at 87pc.

At 47pc, Woodlands Primary School sits at the bottom.

Redbridge pupils are also falling slightly behind the national average in A-level achievements (16 to 18 year-olds).

17pc of all school pupils in England achieve two As and a B in “facilitating” subjects, those normally required to gain entry to unversity.

But in Redbridge, only 15.2pc of pupils achieve this at present.

Commenting on the figures, a Council Spokesperson said: “We are pleased that our primary and secondary school pupils continue to perform better than the national average.

“Our schools provide excellent support to students from teaching and non teaching staff and through joint work between school head teachers and the Local Authority, we continue to identify where there are areas for improvement so that there are already plans in place to further improve student performance in 2018 and beyond.”

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