Posted on Thursday 25th Jan 2018
More than one in eight secondary schools in England is below the standard deemed acceptable by ministers, league table data shows.
The secondary school league tables have just been published, featuring the results of the first pupils to sit new, tougher GCSEs in English and maths.
Some 365 schools, or 12%, were below the new tougher floor standard. In 2016 it was 282 schools or 9.3%.
The tables allow parents and pupils to compare the local schools' results.
Schools are judged by two recently new measures, Progress 8 and Attainment 8.
The data shows how many schools have missed the government's floor standard of -0.5 in Progress 8 in last summer's GCSEs.
There are significant regional variations, with London having the lowest proportion of under-performing schools at 6.9% and the North East the highest at 20.9%.
The tables use raw GCSE results from last year and a raft of data from the Department for Education to evaluate how well pupils progress in a school.
22/10/19Does homework help primary school children or is it unnecessary stress?
Does homework have any purpose for primary school children? We talked to the experts to find out
21/10/19Primary schools give free food to hungry families
The biggest primary school academy trust in England is to give food to parents to prevent "family hunger".
18/10/19Pupils with behavioural issues failing to meet exam benchmark
Just 1.5% with behaviour issues got grade 4s or higher in the subjects, according to data
16/10/19Physical exercise during academic lessons can help boost test scores, study suggests
'Active classes help children learn more effectively,' researchers say
15/10/19Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'
By the age of seven, children are already facing limits on their future aspirations in work, according to a report from the OECD international economics think tank.