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Bexley in the top 10 for student progression

PUBLISHED: 15:41 07 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:41 07 November 2014

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Young people who attend schools in Bexley are among the most successful in the country when it comes to securing university places.

Recent statistics published by the Department for Education (DfE) show that 66 per cent of young people who took A-levels or equivalent qualifications at Bexley schools progressed to higher education in 2011-2012.

This achievement puts Bexley 10th among the country’s 152 local education authorities.

The figures also show that, of the 1,340 Bexley students entered for A-levels or equivalents in 2010 to 2011, 78 per cent progressed into further education, higher education or training.

This is the 35th highest figure in England.

Some 28 per cent entered the top third (most selective) universities, including 14 per cent who entered universities in the Russell Group.

“I am delighted that students from Bexley are doing so well because improving our schools and supporting all our young people to achieve their potential is one of our top priorities,” said Cllr John Fuller, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Education.

“The fact that students in our schools are doing so well, is a credit to everyone involved, but particularly the students, their teachers and the borough’s schools.”

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