Secondary school league tables published

Major improvements in GCSE mathematics have helped East Riding schools to continue to deliver ‘gold standard’ results in line with the national performance.

The improvements have moved the East Riding up to 57th out of 152 local authorities for mathematics, which is third in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Tables published today by the Department for Education show that national issues with English GCSE have resulted in a minority of East Riding schools having lower results for English.

This has resulted in the county’s overall ranking for the gold standard – five top grades including English and maths – dropping to 91st place.

However, the new measure to feature in the table next year, Progress 8, which will be the basis of the rankings in 2016, has improved significantly, as has the average point score. A third of East Riding schools are considerably above the national average for Progress 8 and it is hoped to improve the rankings in the first year of the new measure.

This year East Riding schools achieved an average of 56.3 per cent of the top grades including English and maths, in line with the national figure of 57 per cent.

At A-level, the average points score per student in the East Riding has improved to be in the top quartile nationally at 786 points. The value-added measure for the East Riding has also improved to its best ever level, so students are making better progress than ever in their school sixth forms.

Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “The overall performance of East Riding Schools continues to show that they deliver good outcomes for children.

“This, alongside improved outcomes in inspections shows that the quality of provision is improving.

“Improvements in mathematics are really encouraging and officers are working closely with the minority of schools that saw a decline in English to bring about rapid improvement by next summer.  These tables should reinforce the confidence that parents have in our schools and the standard of the provision for their children.”

“The council is committed to further improving the standard of provision in our schools with our ‘Excellence for All’ fund of over £2million.”

Mike Furbank, the council’s head of children, young people, education and schools, said: “Whilst the overall gold standard rankings have declined we are clearly in line with the national performance and this is encouraging.  We are pleased to see mathematics leading the way in school performance and are working hard to support schools to improve outcomes in English.  We are confident that the new outcome measure “Progress 8″ will see East Riding schools further up the rankings next year.

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