Notts grades higher than national average

Nottinghamshire is higher than the national average for GCSE grades for the first time.

Over 60 per cent of its students achieved five or more A* to C grades (including English and maths) in their GCSEs this year, according to Department for Education figures released this week.

The national average is 58.6 per cent.

The improvement for Notts sees it move up to 51st in the local authority league table from 79th place last year.