Southend has, according to the DfE come out in the top third of all Local Authorities in the very important statistic of number of GCSE students getting 5 A*-C grades (including English and Maths). We are 41st out of 151 LA’s. This is a great result that shows how hard all of our schools and pupils are working and the achievements of ALL of our schools.
What is shockingly good for Southend is that this does not only put us first when compared with our statistical neighbours (Local Authorities from all over the country that have a similar make up to Southend), but also first in the Eastern Region!
Some of our schools do better than others, and schools, partners and the Local Authority must of course not rest on their laurels, but let’s, just for a moment take a step back and give the schools and their pupils a real pat on the back for their achievements and work together for even better results next year.