The league tables for Calderdale’s secondary schools were released today and reveal a huge gulf between the best and worst performers.
The Crossley Heath School ranked highest, with 100 per cent of its 155 eligible pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths. North Halifax Grammar came a close second.
Park Lane Learning Trust was at the bottom of the table with only 29 per cent of its 108 eligible pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths.
Rastrick High School was the highest ranking non-selective school on the table with 73 per cent of its 213 eligible pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “For too long pupils were offered courses of no value to them and schools felt pressured to enter young people for exams before they were ready.
“By stripping out thousands of poor quality qualifications and removing resits from tables some schools have seen changes in their standings.
“But fundamentally young people’s achievement matters more than being able to trumpet ever higher grades. Now pupils are spending more time in the classroom, not constantly sitting exams, and 90,000 more children are taking core academic subjects that will help them succeed in work and further study.”
Mrs Morgan added that the Government has “raised the bar” and that schools are already rising to the challenge.
Find out where your school ranks on the league table in tomorrow’s Courier.