New figures released show that the progress made by pupils across KS4 make Merton schools the best performing schools in the country in GCSEs. This comes as 100% of secondary schools in the Borough continue to be judged good or outstanding by Ofsted.
The Progress 8 scores, published by the Department for Education, show how much progress pupils make between the end of Key Stage 2 and the end of Key Stage 4 compared to other teenagers across England who achieved similar results at the end of Key Stage 2.
The score is based on results in up to eight qualifications including English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages and three other additional approved qualifications. Schools are given a score above or below zero to indicate whether pupils are progressing above or below the national average. This is combined to give an overall local authority score.
Overall, Merton had a well above average score of 0.51 which ranks Merton schools first in the country, outperforming all other boroughs.
Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “This is an amazing achievement for Merton schools and pupils, making us the best performing borough in the country with the best schools in England. As a family friendly borough we have focussed on improving the performance of all of our schools and building new classrooms and schools for the future, including planning a brand new secondary in South Wimbledon, so all Merton’s children can take advantage of our brilliant local schools.”