A SOLIHULL girls school is top of the class for GCSE results, according to government figures.
Saint Martin’s School ranked at the top of the Attainment 8 (Key stage 4) performance table released by the Department for Education.
The Brueton Avenue school features ahead of all other state and private schools in the borough, scoring an excellent Attainment 8 rating of 66.6.
This is well above the local authority average of 47.1 per cent and the national average of 44.6 per cent.
Attainment 8 measures pupils’ average grades across eight GCSE subjects – with the key categories of English and Maths double weighted to signify their importance.
Delighted headteacher Nicola Smillie said: “We are very proud to have topped the Attainment 8 league table for Key Stage 4 girls across Solihull.
“Our position reflects the hard work of staff and pupils and is particularly pleasing as it is a reflection of the girls’ abilities across a range of subjects.
“We are especially delighted with our outstanding score of 97 per cent of girls achieving Grade 5 or above in their English and Maths GCSEs.
“We will continue to build on this success.”
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