Richmondshire secondary schools meeting Government minimum targets

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All four of Richmonshire’s secondary schools are achieving the Government’s minimum standards, new figures out today show.

The Department for Education has published new league tables based on data from 2017.

The tables now measure performance on different criteria with classroom standards ranked against new indicators called Progress 8 and Attainment 8, which are considered a better assessment of the performance of pupils of all abilities.

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Today’s tables reveal that all Richmondshire’s schools, as well as Bedale High, achieving an average standard on Progress 8 compared to other schools around the country, with SFX well above average, with all schools above the Government’s floor standard of -0.5 in last summer’s GCSEs.

The tables also reveal that SFX had the best GCSE results last year with 64 per cent of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and maths and 43 per cent of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate measure at grade 5/C or above.

Below is a screenshot of the league table featuring just Richmondshire’s schools, plus Bedale High.

For A-level attainment, Richmondshire’s two schools which currently offer the qualification – Wenslerydale and Richmond – achieved similar results.

Richmond had an average grade of C+ and Wensleydale’s average grade was C-, however Wensleydale had a higher progress score which measures the progress made by pupils from between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies, compared to similar students across England.

You can view the full interactive league table for the whole of North Yorkshire by clicking here.

Individual schools can then be selected to compile a comparison list.