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Enfield schools buck trend in GCSE results
Despite the national drop in GCSE results, schools from Enfield have bucked the trend - with many seeing a significant improvement.
Many a sleepless night was had across Enfield as results day drew closer, yet schools had cause to celebrate in the borough with some of them achieving new heights.
Of 18 schools, 15 saw a rise in the proportion of pupils achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths. The average across the borough's schools rose from 55.5 per cent in 2012 to 63 per cent this year.
St Anne’s Catholic High School in Oakthorpe Road, Palmers Green produced a phenomenal 28 per cent increase in students achieving five A*to C grades including English and maths, the best in their history.
Headteacher Siobhan Gilling said: “I am absolutely delighted by the GCSE results we have had this year and I am so proud of the staff and students who have worked incredibly hard to achieve them.”
Also celebrating a ground breaking year was Edmonton County school in Great Cambridge Road, Edmonton as they saw the number of students achieving five or more A* to C grades increase from 51 per cent in 2012 compared to 65 per cent this year.
Dr Susan Tranter, headteacher at Edmonton County said: “I am absolutely delighted by the results we have had this year, it is a fantastic achievement by the school and a remarkable improvement.”
Councillor Ayfer Orhan, who is responsible for children and young people at Enfield Borough Council, said: “Pupils in Enfield’s schools can be proud of their achievements this year.
“Our young people are making swift progress, and our schools are responding well to the changing demands in the examination system, producing some outstanding successes.
“Parents can be reassured that school staff, governors and pupils are doing a fine job which is reflected in our improving results.”
Elsewhere, Enfield County School in Holly Walk, Enfield maintained its 17 per cent of students getting five or more A*or A grades and at Latymer School in Haselbury Road, Edmonton 100 per cent of students received five or more A*to C grades.
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