School results tables

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Latest Government league tables have produced a mixed bag of results for schools in and around the Belper area.

The results showed Ecclesbourne School in Duffield is the best state-funded school in Derbyshire when it comes to pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and maths.

Eighty-seven per cent of pupils at the school gained those results, placing it fourth out of all schools in Derbyshire and first of public funded schools.

Meanwhile, Belper School was 15th out of 32,with 62 per cent of pupils achieving the same standard as did 59 per cent of students at John Flamsteed School in Denby.

Schools in the Derbyshire County Council area saw a rise in the number of pupils gaining five more A* to C grades, including English and maths, from 57.2per cent in 2012 to 59.1 per cent last, which is the measure by which schools are judged. This bucks the national trend, which saw a dip from 59.4 per cent to 59.2 per cent.

A-level league tables were also published this week and for the first time the data has been divided to show A-level and vocational qualification performance in schools in an attempt to make it easier for parents to spot what schools and colleges specialise in. Some schools appear in both lists, while others only appear in the A-level data.

The average points score per A-level student for pupils at Ecclesbourne School was 927, placing it second out of 23 schools in Derbyshire. At Belper School the average was 776.6 - placing it 12th.

However, the average points score per vocational student at Belper School was 805.5, making it third out of 14 schools in the league table.