High schools in the Kingston area have achieved some of the highest GCSE results in the country for 2014-2015.
The last academic year saw 72.4 per cent of Kingston students achieve five or more A*-C grades, showing a 3.7 per cent rise over the last five years.
James Berry, Kingston and Surbiton MP, praised the dedication of local teachers and staff in helping Kingston best the London and England average for results, which is currently at 59.5 per cent 52 per cent respectively.
“This result is thanks to a great deal of hard work from children in our constituency, as well as the abilities of the talented teachers who work in our schools. Having visited a number of schools in Kingston, I am constantly impressed by the dedication of the teachers and staff.
“These results demonstrate both this Government’s and Kingston Council’s commitment to raising the bar for all children while maintaining a focus on excellence,” he said.
Coombe Secondary Schools Academy Trust were amongst the secondary schools who delivered exemplary results, they encompass Coombe Boy’s School and Coombe Girl’s School.
The school’s class of 2015 saw 82 per cent of students achieve five A*-C GCSE’s, including English and Maths.
Richard Jones, Assistant Head Teacher for Coombe Secondary Schools, said: “These are truly remarkable achievements and reflect the dedication and hard work of all the students and staff.
“There were some outstanding individual results and we have been very pleased to welcome our students back into the Coombe Sixth Form at the beginning of September where they can continue on their highly successful pathway.”
MP James Berry said: “Kingston is a fantastic area for schools and I am sure the schools here are looking to do even better next year. But we can’t just rest on our laurels – we need to be preparing for the future.”
He is continuing to campaign for the building of new primary schools, particularly in the Surbiton area, “so that we can ensure that we have enough school places for all children in the constituency going forward.”