Big increase in pass rates for local schools

Twyford and Acton High see big improvement in results

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Local school pupils are celebrating another year of exam success after the five A*-C pass rate leapt significantly.

This year 61% of pupils who sat GCSE exams or equivalent qualifications secured five or more passes at grade C or higher. This was one of the biggest increases in Ealing borough in recent years. In 2004 53% of all pupils secured five passes at this level.

The increase was helped by Acton High which saw pass rates surge by 12% to 42%. Twyford School also managed a big increase with passes at the top grades achieved by 84% of students. It also score 290 points on average for A level passes which was similar to many schools in the independent sector. Ellen Wilkinson School also continued its steady progress with 70% of girls achieving 5 passes at the higher grades.

Nick Jarman, director of education, said: "This is a fantastic tribute to the schools and
the collective effort that has been made to keep driving up standards in all our schools. Headteachers should be rightly proud of the achievements they have made year on year, but especially this year."

Borough wide GCSE pass rates for grades A*-G have gone up by 3%, with nearly 95% now gaining five passes. And at 98.5%, nearly all pupils in the borough leave school with at least one GCSE pass.

September 5, 2005