05:40AM, Thursday 24 January 2013
League tables for secondary schools in England for 2011/12 have been published by the Department for Education.
The figures cover the performance of pupils from each school at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, which contain the GCSE and AS/A-level years respectively.
They show that nationally the number of students entered for at least one A-level or equivalent Level 3 qualification increased between 2010/11 and 2011/12, from 371,981 to 384,299.
A breakdown of the figures shows Newlands Girls' School was the highest performing state school in Maidenhead in terms of the percentage of pupils gaining five A*-C grade GCSEs or equivalent, with 75 per cent.
In the Windsor and Ascot area, Charters School topped the bill with 74 per cent.
The data can be viewed on the DfE website by clicking here.
See next week's Advertiser for an analysis of figures for the local area.
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