Doncaster schools see GCSE results improve

At Hall Cross School in Doncaster with their GCSE results are pupils Jo Worthington, Nabiha Ahmad, Millie Pats, Shona Reade and Leigh Singh. ( Buy this photo D0748TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

At Hall Cross School in Doncaster with their GCSE results are pupils Jo Worthington, Nabiha Ahmad, Millie Pats, Shona Reade and Leigh Singh. ( Buy this photo D0748TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

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Students across Doncaster have cause for big celebrations with the town seeing the greatest increase in those achieving A* to C grades in three years and the highest ever result.

The current indications show that out of a total of 3444 pupils the number of children achieving five plus A* to C grades is up two per cent - from 54.7 per cent last year to 56.3 per cent.*

This includes an increase of 3.7% in those achieving the English Baccalaureate.

The majority of secondary schools – nine out of the 17 schools– have increased their achievement.

Councillor Nuala Fennelly, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Educations and Skills, at Doncaster Council, said: “We congratulate all students who have achieved these very positive results. All the hard work and hours they have put in studying has paid off. We must also congratulate the parents, carers, school staff and governors for their hard work and support too.”

She added: “It is fantastic that attainment in Doncaster continues to raise – we have seen increases since 2009.

“Doncaster clearly has many talented young people and we are committed to supporting them as they move forward and progress their careers. We wish all of them every success in the future.”

All schools in Doncaster achieved above the Government set ‘floor level’ which is the minimum schools are expected to achieve in GCSEs.