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Published on Thursday, 19th January 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.

And there are no secondary schools in Rotherham deemed to be below the Government’s floor standard target.

For the first time schools have been judged by new measures, which take greater account of pupil progress and their basic ability than just raw results.

The Department for Education (DfE) says the measures present a clearer picture of how well schools are performing.

Ian Thomas, Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s services at Rotherham Council said: “Once again Rotherham is doing really well in terms of pupils’ educational attainment. Our schools are some of the best in the region with results above national averages across all areas in GCSE scores.

“And these latest results come just months after the release of similarly good Key Stage 2 results and early years’ performance, which outrank many other places across the country.

“Our education system really is a hidden gem in this town and I want people to realise just how well we are doing, and why Rotherham is a place to be reckoned with educationally.”

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