Surrey County Council continues to be among the top-performing authorities at GCSE, according to figures released by the Department for Education for exams in 2014.
They show that:
- Almost three-quarters of pupils getting five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, putting Surrey in the top 10% of education authorities in England
- The result ranked the county 14th out of 151 authorities
- Almost two-thirds of 10 pupils got five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including maths and English, outperforming their counterparts nationally.
Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, said: “Despite the huge pressure on places from spiralling demand, once again Surrey schools are setting a high standard and credit must go to head teachers and their teams, parents and to the hard-working students.
“Being ranked among the top performers is a reflection of their dedication and effort but we will continue to work hard to ensure standards in our schools keep on improving, while also pressing for more help to deal with the £215m funding gap we’re facing for places in Surrey’s classrooms.”
Surrey is facing a £54m funding gap for next September’s 3,000 school places and a £215m shortfall in total.
It needs to find 13,000 places in the next five years in response to a surging birth rate and more people moving to the county.