Bristol School Results Improving

January 28 2016

Bristol School Results Improving

Redland Green School has played its part in Bristol schools being above the national average for GCSE performance for the second year running.

Over the past decade schools in the city have been improving and that success was consolidated last year as 54% of students achieved five or more GCSE grade A*- C including English and maths, a result slightly above the average national figure.

Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, said: “We should be proud of Bristol’s young people and the many students who worked so hard to achieve their GCSE results.

“As a Learning City we are there to make sure our young people keep on learning as they take their next steps into employment, training or higher education. For now though, I’d like to congratulate each of them on their achievements so far.”

There were some notable success stories across the city in the numbers of pupils achieving five or more grade A* – C including English and maths.

A number of schools including Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Redland Green School and Colston’s Girls School saw over 80% of students achieve this standard.

A number of schools also made big improvements - City Academy saw a 13% increase in pupils achieving this standard since 2014.

Councillor Brenda Massey, Assistant Mayor for People with responsibility for education, said: “Creating successful schools is down to a number of factors, including recruiting strong teachers and leaders, and providing quality learning environments.

I know that headteachers across the city have high aspirations for students and it’s vital that they continue to inspire all pupils so they want to learn and reach their full potential.”

“As a council our aspiration is to be in the top 25% of local authorities. We want to see all schools in the city performing well so we’re focusing on those who need more support, working in partnership with headteachers and staff to share best practice between schools and identify and issues that need to be addressed.”

The performance tables can be found here: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/