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Success for East Riding schools

Students at local secondary schools have achieved their best ever GCSE results. The East Riding is one of the best performing of the Yorkshire and the Humber authorities in the results which are published today (Friday, October 13th), with some of the best Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores in the north of England.

The new accountability measures for schools are published in provisional figures released by the Department for Education. The main measure is Progress 8, which 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. Attainment 8 shows the students attainment score in the same group of eight subjects.

The Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measure in the East Riding is one of the best in the Yorkshire and Humber region and in the top third of local authorities in national league tables. Beverley Grammar School’s Progress 8 score of 0.4 and Beverley High School’s 0.45 means students achieved almost half a grade more in their GCSEs than they were expected to when they left primary school. Longcroft School and Sixth Form College had a Progress 8 score of 0.26.

Mike Furbank, Head of Education and Schools said:  “These 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 East Riding schools, building on the foundation of this year’s 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.”