The statistics from the Department for Education show 53.4% of Suffolk pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. The national figure for all schools was 52.8%. Suffolk’s results have increased by 2.6% from last year’s provisional results and see Suffolk rise 17 places in the overall league table, going from 124th to 107th. Suffolk is making significant improvements with a higher percentage of pupils making the expected levels of progress in English and Maths – the county climbs from 110th to 75th in Maths and from 119th to 87th in English (out of 151 local authorities). Students making expected progress in English have narrowed the gap to the national figure, from a gap of 3.5% to 0.7%. Expected progress in Maths is now at the national figure; last year’s provisional results showed Suffolk as 3.6% below.
Raising educational attainment is our top priority and these latest figures show that students, parents and schools are working well together to secure that improvement we all want to see. Ofsted has recognised that our Raising the Bar strategy is moving us in the right direction, and these results reaffirm this strategy is enacting the change we desired.