Bexleyheath school top of Bexley’s GCSE class

PUBLISHED: 11:12 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:12 24 January 2013

Townley Grammar School in Bexleyheath is the borough's top performing school

Townley Grammar School in Bexleyheath is the borough's top performing school

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Townley Grammar School came top of the GCSE class in Bexley again, according to figures released by the Department for Education today.

The Bexleyheath institution saw 100 per cent of its pupils achieve five A* to C grades for the second year running.

It was joined by the borough’s other grammar schools Beths, Bexley and Chislehurst and Sidcup in students achieving 96 per cent or more in that respect.

Bexley is above the national average with 64.9 per cent of pupils across the borough gaining five A* to C grades as opposed to 58.8 per cent.

Of all the results published in the figures, which are provisional, Cleeve Park School in Bexleyheath saw the lowest average scores with 41 per cent of the eligible 180 students gained five A* to C grades.

The most improved school in the borough is Welling School, which shot up to 57 per cent from 41 per cent.

Other schools which saw big increases were Harris Academy Falconwood and Blackfen School for girls.

A-level results were also released today and Bexley Grammar School is the borough’s top performing school with 953.8 points per student. Students gain 270 points for an A grade.

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