Education bosses praise star pupils

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EDUCATION chiefs have praised hardworking Derbyshire pupils for achieving “good” exam results following the publication of this year’s secondary school league tables.

The league tables reveal how the county’s secondary schools fared in last summer’s GCSE exams.

At Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School the number of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs at grade A*-C including maths and English was up on last year by 14 per cent to an impressive 68; Eckington School rose eight per cent to 55, while Tupton Hall School in Chesterfield was up by 12 per cent to 59.

Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for education Cllr Mike Longden said: “We are pleased that the county continues to perform to a high standard and our children are doing well and getting good results.

“But we will not rest on our laurels and plan to build on our successes and look to improve wherever possible.

“We will continue to work hard to make sure all children are given the best education and get the opportunities they deserve,” added Cllr Longden.

To see how all Derbyshire secondary schools got on, log on to the Department for Education’s website at www.education.gov.uk then click on ‘school performance tables’ on the right-hand side of the site.