Pupils praised for GCSE results in West Sussex

EARLY indications from West Sussex schools and academies show the proportion of pupils achieving five or more A* to C, including English and maths, is broadly the same as in 2011.

A number of schools across the county made significant improvements this year in contrast to national reports which suggest a slight decline in results across the country.

Peter Griffiths, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for education and schools, said: “I am delighted to see a significant improvement in the results of a number of schools in West Sussex.

“I am particularly pleased to see some excellent improvements in many of the academies.

“Inspired leadership and excellent teaching make for wonderful learning and great results. I congratulate the students and teachers for their hard work and success.”