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Published at 6:03am 13th October 2017

Students at East Riding secondary schools have achieved their best ever results while North Yorkshire has been ranked first in Yorkshire and the Humber for results. 

Schools in the East Riding have performed well again this year, making progress above the national average, but statistically in line.

The main measure is Progress 8, which judges schools by the average progress made by students from their starting point at secondary school to the end of year 11, in eight GCSE subjects.

Attainment 8 shows the students attainment score in the same group of eight subjects.

The Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measure in the East Riding is one of the best Yorkshire and Humber and in the top third of local authorities in national league tables.

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said,

“We are delighted with the improvement that many East Riding schools have brought about this year.

This is down to the hard work of young people and their families supported by dedicated school staff. 

“East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to improving East Riding schools until we have the some of the best in the country.

The results have been achieved against a backdrop of the very low level of funding for East Riding schools from the Department for Education.

Mike Furbank, Head of Education and Schools added: 

“These results are underpinned by many outstanding stories of hard work and application as well as committed teaching and support.

We look forward to further improving Ofsted inspection outcomes for East Riding schools, building on the foundation of this year’s results.

“We are proud of the work done by young people throughout the East Riding, with the support of their carers and families.

We greatly appreciate the hard work of head teachers, teaching and support staff that have contributed to these results.”


Provisional figures published yesterday (12 October) by the Department for Education show that the North Yorkshire is top of Yorkshire and the Humber and in the top 15 per cent of authorities whose schools have performed strongly across a range of attainment measures.

Under new gradings for English language and literature and in Maths, where 9 is equivalent to A* and above and 1 is the lowest score, nearly 50 per cent of North Yorkshire’s pupils gained a strong 9-5 pass compared to 40 per cent for Yorkshire and the Humber and 42 per cent nationally. 

Over 70 per cent of the county’s students attained a standard 9-4 pass in English and Maths compared to 61 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber and 63.5 per cent nationally. 

North Yorkshire also came first in the region in the new Attainment 8 and progress 8 measures - which include GCSE scores and progress scores from across the curriculum, including English and maths.

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools said:

“This is an outstanding set of results for North Yorkshire and they are testament to the hard work and commitment of our young people and their teachers. 

This success reflects the very strong teaching in North Yorkshire schools, the partnership between schools, the county council, teaching school alliances and the diocese as well as the strong partnership with parents and families. 

 These results reflect North Yorkshire’s determination that all students can meet their full potential and that our schools continue to offer excellence and a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum.”



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