At the end of January, the Department for Education released its validated 2017 data. Read on to find out how Thurrock schools fared:
- Thurrock’s average attainment 8 score per pupil (44.4) is in line with the national figure for all schools (44.6).
- Thurrock has a positive progress 8 score of 0.03 and has the 2nd highest progress 8 score when compared to its statistical neighbours.
- This is an important measure as it shows how well Thurrock schools have performed in terms of the progress young people have made in 8 subjects since joining their secondary school 5 years ago.
- Boys and girls in Thurrock make greater progress at Key Stage 4 than girls and boys in maintained schools nationally.
- Thurrock has the 3rd smallest gender gap of its 10 statistical neighbours for progress 8.
- When compared to its statistical neighbours, Thurrock has the lowest attainment gap between its disadvantaged pupils and all other Thurrock pupils.
- Thurrock also has the 3rd lowest attainment gap of its statistical neighbours when comparing the attainment of disadvantaged pupils within the local authority to all other pupils nationally.
- The average progress 8 score is higher for disadvantaged pupils in Thurrock, than for their peers in the East region and in maintained schools nationally.
- Thurrock also has the lowest progress gap of its statistical neighbours when comparing the progress of disadvantaged pupils within the local authority to all other pupils nationally.
Coasting and floor standards
- None of Thurrock’s secondary schools are below the floor standard and none are classed as coasting schools.
English and Maths GCSEs
- At Level 4 and above, provided previously for students nationally, Thurrock is in line with the National Average (61%).
- The percentage of pupils entered for English and maths GCSEs in Thurrock was higher than for all but one of its statistical neighbours.
Attainment in the English Baccalaureate
- Thurrock had a high entry rate for the English Baccalaureate compared to its statistical neighbours, the East region and the national average.
- 6% of pupils achieved all components (including a 9-5 pass in English and maths) of the English Baccalaureate in Thurrock, compared to 19.7% nationally.
- Outcomes for 2017 KS2 SATS show an 11% improvement on last year rising from 51% to 62% of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined.
- This puts Thurrock above the national average.