7 September 2016
Entrust delighted to announce that early GCSE results show Staffordshire bucks national trend
Entrust, our joint venture with Staffordshire County Council, works with schools, academies and local authorities to provide specialist expert support services.
Staffordshire County Council is still awaiting confirmation of results from a number of schools across the county which will affect overall results, however, early indications for the results collated from 40 schools show that 59.5% of students achieved five A*-C including English and Mathematics. This is compared to 56.1% last year.
Total GCSE passes at A*-C is above the national average (66.9%) at 68%, up from 65.5% in 2015.
Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for learning and skills, said: “Getting the right mix of skills is important for any future career and pupils who have collected their GCSE results today are now equipped to progress into further education, training or apprenticeships. I wish them every success in the future, whatever path they choose to take.
“Although we are yet to collate the final data, the initial review indicates that the results across our schools have improved on last year and are better than the national average. I am delighted that Staffordshire’s progress appears to be continuing and want to congratulate each and every child on their achievements.
“The county council, along with Entrust, will continue to challenge and support schools to drive for still greater improvement so every child in the county can benefit from a first class education.”
Sharon Kelly, director of education services at Entrust said: “We want to ensure that every child in Staffordshire has the opportunity to attend an excellent school, fulfil their potential and be equipped with the skills and knowledge to lead fulfilling lives and rewarding careers. I want to congratulate all the pupils who took GCSEs and wish them every success in the future.
Congratulations also to our primary school pupils. Early indications show that 73.8% of pupils achieved a Good Level of Development (GLD) in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile compared to the national average of 69.3% and reading and writing results in both Key Stage One and Two were above the national average.
These are fantastic results for Staffordshire and Entrust look forward to working with the county council and schools over the next year to build on these strengths and further improve outcomes for children and young people.”