Merton secondary schools continue to make good progress in raising standards across the Borough as the Key Stage 3 results for 2003 indicate. This year schools made improvements in English, Maths and Science by 3%, 5% and 3% respectively.
Since 2000 Merton secondary schools have improved by over twice the national rate of improvement. Over three years results in English and Maths have improved by 12% against a national rate of 4 and 5% respectively. In science the improvement has been even more marked with schools adding a further 18% of pupils who achieve the expected standards.
The LEA’s forecasts for performance next year indicate that results will continue to rise at an even faster rate bringing Merton schools into line with or above national averages.
Peter Holdsworth, Head of School Effectiveness said:
“I am pleased that, despite some inevitable disruption during the schools’ reorganization project, our secondary schools continue to make improvements and are already showing how the new two tier system is having a positive impact on standards”.