Surbiton and Kingston students among the best performing in the country
By adam_leone | Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:56
70% of students across Kingston and Surbiton are the best performing in the borough, having achieved five or more Cox's at grades A* to C.
To give you an idea of how good that is, the national average for youngsters achieving A* to C at GCSE level is 59%.
Breaking down a report from the Government, 88 per cent of the borough's students achieved five or more A* to C grades, five per cent higher than the national average and up 17 per cent since 2007.
Councillor Tricia Bamford, Kingston Council's Lead Member for Children and Young People, said: "Kingston can be proud that its young people have achieved some of the best GCSE results in the country."
"These excellent results show that the strong partnership between the council and our schools is delivering high-quality education, and we will keep working hard to make it even better."