Redbridge’s schools bag above average GCSE grades

Newly released figures show 68.5 per cent of GCSE students in Redbridge achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths last year – 9.6 per cent above the national average.

The Department for Education has released a range of data giving pupils and parents a comprehensive picture of GCSE and A-level performance.

The borough’s GCSE results were slightly down on 2010 when 69.3 per cent of pupils achieved the same grades.

Woodford County High School, High Road, Woodford Green, was top of the tree, with all pupils getting five good GCSE grades including English and maths.

All Bancroft’s School pupils achieved three or more A-levels, with 99 per cent at Ilford County High, 97 per cent at Seven Kings High and 97 per cent at Woodford County High getting the same, the figures published last week show.

Jo Pomery, Woodford County’s headteacher, said: “We’re delighted. We’re lucky to have bright and motivated students and outstanding staff who work with great commitment.”

The Forest Academy, formerly Hainault Forest High School, in Harbourer Road, Hainault, had the lowest GCSE score with 49 per cent of pupils achieving five good grades in English and maths.

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But that represented a 16 per cent increase since 2009 and 60 per cent of pupils got three A-levels.

Associate headteacher Will Thompson said: “At GCSE there is a very clear trajectory.

“For the sixth form, while it’s improving, we need to accelerate even faster.”

The figures also showed for the first time whether pupils were making expected progress in English and maths since leaving primary school – 82 per cent of Redbridge pupils were hitting the mark in English and 78.3 per cent in maths.