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Schools celebrate as GCSE league tables are published

East Riding secondary schools are again celebrating their success in the GCSE league tables announced by the Department for Education.

East Riding schools are ranked eighth in the Yorkshire and Humber region for Progress 8, the main measure by which schools are now judged following the introduction of new accountability measures.

This measure 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, including English and maths.

Locally, Beverley High School got  55.4 points per pupil, equivalent to pupils achieving almost a B on average in all eight subjects. Beverley Grammar recorded an Attainment score of 54.9 points per pupil and Longcroft School and Sixth Form College 44.6 points per pupil.

The Progress 8 measure in the East Riding is one of the best in the north of England and is in line with the national average.  The East Riding is ranked 54th out of 150 English local authorities.

Mike Furbank, head of education and schools, said: “These excellent 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 our schools, building on the foundation of these successful 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.”