Local Schools Move Ahead of National Average
Gumley and the Green School lead the way in Year 9 tests
New Government figures have show that pupils are generally making good progress as they advance through local secondary schools.
The results for tests at Key Stage 3 which are taken in year 9 show that Gumley House School has again deliver the best results in the area but The Green School is not far behind. Both schools also achieved the highest value added score between Key Stage 2 (the tests made on leaving primary school) and Key Stage 3. This indicates that the schools are improving the level of attainment of their pupils not simply relying on a high standard of intake to achieve good results.
There was a big improvement in the results from Chiswick Community school which saw the aggregate score in English, Maths and Science increase from last year's 194 to 226.
The figures from the Department for Education and Skills show that 14-year-olds in Hounslow are exceeding the results of most of the country in English and science and are achieving same level as the national average in maths for the first time.
Cllr Robert Kinghorn, Executive Member for Education and Children at Hounslow Council, said, “We are immensely proud of the achievements our schools are making, and these tables help show excellent progress. “The success of our schools is down to the hard work of everyone involved in education in Hounslow – students, teachers, classroom assistants, heads, parents, and officers here in the council”.
March 9, 2007