George Green's pupils among most improved in London
AN East End school has been named one of London s most improved after achieving its best ever GCSE results. George Green s School on the Isle of Dogs was named fifth most improved school in the capital, with grades going up a whopping 16 percentage points
AN East End school has been named one of London's most improved after achieving its best ever GCSE results.
George Green's School on the Isle of Dogs was named fifth most improved school in the capital, with grades going up a whopping 16 percentage points.
The new figures, released by the Government's Department for Children, Schools and Families, show that 45 per cent of pupils at George Green's got five or more GCSE, including English and maths, at grade A*-C.
The improved results leave the Manchester Road school just 0.8 percentage points off the pace for Tower Hamlets where 45.8 per cent of pupils achieved five good GCSEs in 2009, up 4.6 percentage points on the previous year.
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Headteacher Mrs Kenny Frederick said: "We are delighted to be named as one of London's most improved schools for GCSE results.
"Staff and pupils have worked extremely hard and have gone the extra mile to build on strong foundations.
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"We are ambitious for every single one of our young people and want them to achieve their very best, so that they might make the most of every opportunity in their future lives.
"We dedicated a considerable effort to improving our pupil tracking and targeting so that we could intervene quickly, rigorously and effectively where underachievement was identified.
"In addition, we have worked with pupils, staff, parents and local providers to make our curriculum more personalised and relevant to the needs of our learning community."
The improved grades are being hailed as a success for the London Challenge, an initiative that aims to boost education in which schools work with local authorities and the Government to raise aspirations and attainment levels.