Secondary schools score highest in latest results

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New statistics show that secondary schools in Hackney are the highest achievers along the east London line.

According to performance tables released this month by the Department of Education, 55.3 per cent of Hackney pupils scored 5 GCSEs between grades A* and C, beating the national average.

Lubavitch House School, Beis Malka Girls’ School and Tayyibah Girls’ School sat top of the pile, with 100 per cent of Tayyibah Girls’ School leavers attaining at 5 GCSEs at A*-C grades.

Mossbourne Community Acadamey was the highest achieving government funded institution boasting an impressive 82 per cent.

Some schools did not meet the national average, though there were marked improvements from previous years. Hackney Free and Parochial Church of England school and Haggerston school came below the national average but both have improved by around 6 per cent and 14 per cent respectively over the last four years.

Lewisham came out worst of all four boroughs, failing to reach the national average at all.

Tower Hamlets was the most improved borough, jumping up 6 per cent in the last year, closely followed by Croydon who saw a 4 per cent rise in attaining 5 A*-C GCSEs.

Grades were varied throughout east and south east London with high and low achievers, but even though some boroughs failed to reach the national average, all four local authorities improved on the previous year.

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