There has been a slight rise in this year’s GCSE results across the borough.

According to figures from Enfield Borough Council, there has been a rise from 63 per cent to 65 per cent in the number of pupils that have gained five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

However, many schools in the area fluctuated between significant improvement and a significant dip.

Enfield County saw its results go from 60 per cent to 71 per cent, St Ignatius, from 64 per cent to 74 per cent and Lea Valley High School up eight per cent rise from 50 per cent to 58 per cent.

There were also rises for Winchmore School, from 66 per cent to 73 per cent, and Oasis Hadley, from 47 per cent to 52 per cent.

But Edmonton County saw a 13 per cent drop from 66 per cent to 53 per cent of pupils achieving the yardstick, while Southgate School's rate dropped from 78 per cent to 64 per cent.

Chace Community School also saw a decrease from 68 per cent to 57 per cent.

Deputy council leader Achilleas Georgiou said: “This is particularly pleasing given the ‘volatility’ of this year’s results, as described by the Standards and Testing Agency, and a national decline in English results.

“All Enfield school teachers and their students are to be congratulated for their hard work and determination.”