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Department for Education figures show Haringey GCSE grade above national average
GCSE grades in Haringey are higher than the national average for the first time ever.
This year, 63 per cent of the total number of 2,200 students received five A* to C GCSEs including English and maths – compared to a UK average of 58.6 per cent.
Students have bucked the trend of falling results and achieved a 4.4 per cent improvement on the previous year’s figures.
Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) last show that the national average has fallen from 59.4 last year to 58.6 per cent.
These results have not yet been validated and will be updated by the DfE in January 2014, but are not expected to change.
The borough is now ranked in 43rd place out of 151 local authorities for this measure, jumping 34 places from last year.
Councillor Ann Waters, Haringey Borough Council’s cabinet member for children, said the progress was fantastic and an important step towards reaching the council’s targets.
She said: “I’m delighted on behalf of all of Haringey’s schools and students that we have reached this very significant milestone.
“Our ambition is to be above the London average and our schools have made considerable strides to realising that target.
“The challenge set by the commissioners from Outstanding for All is to be ahead of the London curve by 2015.
“If we can help our schools to build on the achievements of the last year, this could be possible as early as next summer, giving us a firm foundation from which to further improve future results.”
Haringey also narrowed the gap with the London average in 2013 from 3.8 per cent in 2012 to 1.4 per cent.
In August it was announced that all of the borough’s 11 mainstream secondary schools are currently rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’.
Out of 64 Haringey primary schools, 75 per cent are currently rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’.
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