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

School performance. David Davies/PA Wire

School performance. David Davies/PA Wire

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

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