The revised 2019 figures, published last week, show that Wolverhampton is ranked 62nd nationally for Progress 8 – the progress which pupils make from the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) to the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11) – up from 79th in 2018.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Progress 8 performance has improved, which also mirrors the recent increase in the number of schools in Wolverhampton now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, from 70% in 2014 to 86% today.
Meanwhile, the average Attainment 8 score per pupil is 45.1, above the national average and making Wolverhampton the top performing borough in the Black Country. It also places the city second among its statistical neighbours.
The proportion of pupils securing GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 5 or above is 35.1%, while the percentage of pupils who entered English Baccalaureate has increased by seven percentage points, up from 27.2% in 2017-18 to 34.2% last year. At the same time the average English Baccalaureate score for Wolverhampton pupils has increased from 3.59 to 3.69 year-on-year.
Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “The results released today paint a positive picture of improving education standards in our city; pupils have again performed well at Key Stage 4 and this is testament to the hard work of teachers, pupils and parents.
“It also shows the impact being made by our School Improvement Team and local schools to raise educational standards still further.”
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