Six secondary schools fail to meet Government targets in North Notts

Classroom stock'General school classroom . 9 July 2002
Classroom stock'General school classroom . 9 July 2002

Six North Nottinghamshire secondary schools are failing to meet Government minimum targets aimed at ensuring pupils gain five GCSE grades A*-C..

New figures show that 312 secondary schools in England did not meet minimum benchmarks this year.

These schools failed to ensure that at least 40 per cent of their pupils gained at least five C grades at GCSE in 2015.

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From next year, all schools will be measured that way.

And according to new league tables published by the Department for Education, North Nottinghamshire has six under-performing schools.

In Mansfield, Queen Elizabeth’s Academy and The Manor Academy failed to meet these Government benchmarks, along with Kirkby College in Ashfield.

The Dukeries Academy, in New Ollerton, also had less than 40 per cent of pupils achieving at least five good grades.

Shirebrook Academy, near Mansfield, in Derbyshire, also under-achieved.

The worst school in the area, which is the furthest away from the benchmark, is The Bulwell Academy, which only had 16 per cent of pupils getting grades A*-C.

In total, 250,955 youngsters, nationally, are being taught in under-performing state secondary schools, the data reveals - down from 274,351 last year.

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Marion Clay, acting service director for education, standards and inclusion at Nottinghamshire Coutny Council said: “Nottinghamshire schools, like many others nationally, witnessed a significant amount of remarks which has seen results for 5 GCSE A*-C (including English and mathematics) being in line with state funded schools nationally, and 3 per cent above all schools which includes independent schools.

“It should be noted, however, that most of Nottinghamshire’s secondary schools are not under the control of the council and are the direct responsibility of the Department for Education and the regional schools commissioner, Jenny Bexon-Smith.

“Nottinghamshire County Council remains committed to working in partnership with all schools, academy sponsors and Teaching School Alliances across the county to ensure children and families have access to the highest quality education.

“It is our ambition, along with schools across the county, that achievements at the end of Key Stage 4 will continue to increase.”

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