Royal Borough state schools obtain best GSCE results so far

Royal Borough state schools obtain best GSCE results so far

Lucy Golding

State schools in the Royal Borough have landed their highest GSCE results recorded to date, according to figures from the Department for Education.

A total of 68 per cent of pupils in Windsor and Maidenhead achieved A* to C grades in at least five GCSEs including English and maths in 2013.

This is the sixth year running that the Royal Borough has beaten the national average, which stands at 60.6 per cent, and the results are 4.5 per cent higher than those gained in 2012.

The performance tables, released on Thursday, January 23, place the Royal Borough as the 13th highest performing area out of 150 local authorities nationwide.

The top performing state schools in Maidenhead were Newlands Girls' School in Farm Road which obtained a 75 per cent rate of good GCSEs and Furze Platt Senior School in Furze Platt Road which achieved 74 per cent.

Cox Green School, in Highfield Lane, ranked third in Maidenhead and made a significant improvement from 2012 with an increase in results from 58 to 73 per cent.

Every secondary school in Maidenhead either improved its results or remained the same.

In Windsor, the school that topped the tables was Windsor Girls' School in Imperial Road with 70 per cent followed by The Windsor Boy's School in Maidenhead Road with 60.

Cllr Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for children’s services said: "Congratulations to all the pupils whose hard work is reflected in these results."

He added: "We want every child to receive the best possible education and will continue to work with our schools to further raise standards."

* A-level results came in at 0.8 per cent below average in the Royal Borough with 91.5 per cent of students achieving at least two A-level passes.

This is lower than last year's result which saw an average of 96.5 per cent of pupils gain two A-level passes, above the national average of 93 per cent.

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