Record GCSE results for Stockton-on-Tees
Young people across Stockton-on-Tees are celebrating record GCSE results.
61.5 per cent of students attained 5 A*-C grades including English Language/Literature and maths.
Meanwhile an outstanding achievement has been seen at Our Lady & St Bede's which achieved 0.77 in the new "Progress 8" performance measure. Progress 8 is a value added score to demonstrate pupil progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 and 0.77 is likely to be among the very best in the country.
The best grades were at Egglescliffe School where 83.7 per cent of pupils gained 5 A*-C grades including English Language/Literature and maths and at Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy where 83.2 per cent of pupils gained 5 A*-C grades including English Language/Literature and maths.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ann McCoy, said: "Our young people have done so very well this year and I'd like to congratulate them all on their fantastic achievements.
"Last year GCSE results in Stockton Borough were the second highest in the North East and this year's cohort has secured even better outcomes.
"These results are a great accolade and testament to the hard work and efforts of our students, partners and carers as well as the unwavering ambition and commitment of the governors, teachers, partners, and school and council support staff to improve attainment across our Borough and give our young people the best possible chance of realising their aspirations.
"What's even more pleasing is that our young people are achieving much better than the national average when it comes to the outcomes expected of them based on the level they are at when they start secondary school.
"Building on this success, our young people can now look to secure their next steps towards employment and education; we wish them all well whichever path they choose."