Statistics published nationally this week show Merton’s GCSE results average is steadily increasing. The eight secondary schools and three special schools improved 0.2% overall to give 39.7% of pupils 5+ GCSEs A* – C including English and Maths.
Merton Council has engaged in a number of improvement activities with secondary schools with the support of The National Strategies and London Challenge. Following a recent review of secondary education, the council is now formulating a strategy to improve the provision of schools and drive up standards for Merton pupils.
Dave Hill, Director of Children, Schools and Families said:
‘We would like to congratulate Merton pupils for achieving this overall rise in results. However, we are determined that results rise more quickly to create better life chances for young people in Merton.’
Councillor Oonagh Moulton, Cabinet Member for School Standards and Youth Engagement said:
‘I would like to congratulate all pupils, staff, parents and carers for their hard work in achieving these results. Whilst I recognise that this increase in results is not quite the step change we would like to achieve, I hope to see continued improvement in the future through the new initiatives and focus on school standards being pursued by Merton Council.’