Kent school league tables: List of those failing to hit the 40% benchmark
PUBLISHED: 09:41 21 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:41 21 January 2016
Schools across the county failing to hit the mark for GCSE passes
Almost 20 Kent state schools are falling below the government’s standards for secondary schools, after the latest school league tables were published this morning.
Among them are schools in Whitstable, Maidstone, Canterbury, Aylesford, Deal and Medway.
The government expects schools to achieve a 40 per cent pass rate of students securing five GCSEs at A*-C grade, including English and maths.
But, once again, our non-selectives have struggled.
They are all held back by the grammar school system which creams off the top performing students after taking the 11-plus.
Nationwide, 329 schools fail to mit the mark.
The Kent list includes:
Bexleyheath Academy, Bexleyheath
Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone
New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone
Spires Academy, Canterbury
St Augustine Academy, Maidstone
The Robert Napier School, Gillingham
The Victory Academy, Chatham
Astor College (A Specialist College for the Arts), Dover
Castle Community College, Deal
Hartsdown Academy, Margate
Herne Bay High School, Herne Bay
The Canterbury Academy, Canterbury
The Priory School, Orpington
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, Ashford
Welling School, Welling, Bexley
Swadelands School, Maidstone
The Community College Whitstable, Whitstable
The North School, Ashford
Aylesford School - Sports College, Aylesford
Pent Valley Technology College, Folkestone
St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Broadstairs
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School, Chatham