New provisional figures show children in Kingston have achieved some of the highest marks in the country for GCSEs.
Kingston has increased the percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieving five or more A*-C grades at GCSE from 68.7% to 72.4% in the last five years.
While 72% of children are achieving these results in Kingston, the London average is only 59.5% and the England average is 52%. Meanwhile the percentage of pupils in state-funded, mainstream schools making expected progress in English and Mathematics between key stage 2 and 4 has increased in since 2011/12 form 80% to 85% while the London average is at 75.9%.
Commenting, James Berry MP said:
“These results are a tremendous success story for Kingston – with children from our schools outperforming the country at GCSE!
“I am also heartened that more 5-year-olds than ever before are achieving the expected standards in mathematics and literacy. All this demonstrates this Government’s commitment to raising the bar for all children and acknowledging that early years are critical to a child’s future success.
“I am regularly visiting schools in the area and I am constantly impressed by the dedication of the teachers. Kingston is a great area to send your children to school, but we need to be looking ahead. I am currently campaigning to ensure that new primary schools are built, in Surbiton in particular, so that we have enough school places for the future.”