When deciding to move to the area, or being a newbe comes with a certain decisions with regards to children. One key question that is always on the lips of parents is; What schools are available and which ones are performing well?
As Britannia Harrison and Rowley cover such a large area, and moving you to or around our zone is important to us, we need to make sure you have considered everything from how many boxesyou need to what schools to look into.
Below is a report released by the department for education that goes into detail about the schools performance in the area:
LEAGUE tables for secondary schools in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire have been released today.
For GCSEs, St Francis College in Broadway, Letchworth, came top in the Advertiser area – and joint best in the county – with 100 per cent of pupils receiving at least five grades between A* and C including both English and mathematics.
In second place locally was Hitchin Girls’ School in Highbury Road, where 86 per cent of pupils achieved at least the above grades.
Coming in last for GCSEs locally – and 31 places from last nationwide – was Marriotts School in Brittain Way, where only 29 per cent of students managed at least five grades between A* and C including both English and mathematics.
The best performing Bedfordshire school at GCSE in the Advertiser area was the Samuel Whitbread Academy in Shefford Road, Clifton, where 64 per cent of pupils achieved the above grades.
Stratton Upper School in Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, was the lowest of our Bedfordshire schools at GCSE, with 52 per cent being awarded those grades.
For A level results, of the 108 schools in the Hertfordshire Local Authority area, top of the list was Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School in Elstree which scored an average of 272.3 points.
In comparison, the best performing school in the Advertiser area – again St Francis College – achieved 247.1 points.
With an average of 241.5, St Christopher School in Barrington Road, Letchworth, came in second locally.
Meanwhile, the best state school in the area for A-levels was The Knights Templar School in Park Street, Baldock, with an average of 228.3 points.
At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest performing Hertfordshire school in the area was Barnwell School in Stevenage, with an average of 182.3 points.
The best performing Bedfordshire school at A level in the Advertiser area was again the Samuel Whitbread Academy in Shefford Road, Clifton, with an average 202.1 points.
Sandy Upper School in Engayne Avenue was the lowest performing Bedfordshire school locally, with 177.2 points on average.
The above is based on information published by the Department for Education on January 23.