Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success with significant improvements in their GCSE results, following support from The London Leadership Strategy.
57% of students in South Gloucestershire have achieved 5 GCSE A*-C grades including English and Mathematics - an improvement of over 4% from 2015.
Eight schools have achieved improvements over 10% compared with last year’s results.
The results represent a lot of hard work by the students and staff across all sixteen secondary schools.
Jon Hunt, Chair of the Children, Adults and Health Committee at South Gloucestershire Council said:
"Following concerns about the performance of secondary schools in South Gloucestershire, the Council instigated the Education Commission to examine the reasons for the continued under-performance. Since the final report was published in January 2014 there has been robust action at all levels to address the concerns including the establishment of the South Gloucestershire Education Partnership which is now chaired by Sir John Dunford and sustained work with the London Leadership Strategy. We are very pleased to see the impact of this drive for improvement and that the hard work of all our school leaders, teachers and governors is now ensuring better outcomes for young people in South Gloucestershire".