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Ealing high schools get great results

The latest government figures show that last year Ealing high schools helped their students to make excellent progress.

The latest figures from the Department of Education report on a number of results, including new Progress 8 scores. Ealing’s overall Progress 8 score is the second highest in London, just behind Barnet which is a partially selective authority. And, nationally, Ealing is third in the country, behind Barnet and the Isles of Scilly (which has one school of 14 pupils). Ealing is top in London and nationally for progress in maths and E baccalaureate subjects.

Progress 8 measures the improvement that children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school and is designed to encourage good quality teaching over a broad range of curriculum areas. It considers eight subjects at GCSE and equivalent level; English and maths, three E baccalaureate subjects, plus student’s three highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and diplomas.

It is calculated by taking children who achieved the same scores in their year six SATs (KS2) and looking at how they performed in year 11. This gives a more accurate measure of how schools are helping all children to improve across their high school career, including the least academically able, rather than looking at just their final results.

Councillor Yvonne Johnson, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for schools and children’s services, said: “It is clear from looking at these new Progress 8 scores that children are making great advancements in Ealing high schools.

“It’s expected that children in selective schools will achieve higher final GCSE results, because they are creaming off the most academically able students from the beginning. What Progress 8 does is confirm what we have suspected for some time; our high schools are supporting all children, not just the ones who are already ahead. Congratulations to our schools and to our excellent teachers.”

The latest results can be downloaded by going to www.intelligentlondon.org.uk/local_overview.

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