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Education

In total, 676 primaries are now considered below the Government's floor standard, 92 fewer than last year

210,348 pupils 'taught in under-performing primary schools'

Pupils at Lee Chapel Primary School celebrate the school's success

Primary school league tables show education levels on the up

Ready to grow – the dedicated team from Writtle College taking part in the national competition

College bid for green glory

Full of energy - pupils at Temple Sutton Primary School celebrate the successful solar panel installation

School and college lead the way in solar energy production

Two nurseries rated outstanding by schools inspector

Two nurseries rated outstanding by schools inspector

Southend council leader Ron Woodley

Councillors could be cut to save £250,000 a year

Teachers honoured at awards ceremony

Teachers honoured at awards ceremony

Chief inspector Simon Anslow, district commander for Southend

Police chief vows to tackle yobs plaguing Southend estate

No plans to axe CBeebies and CBBC, says director general

No plans to axe CBeebies and CBBC, says director general

The OECD urged action to give every student key digital skills

New approach needed to tackle digital skills divide in schools, says report

The impact of the new £7.20 an hour rate is predicted to mostly impact on workers in hospitality, retail and support services

'Vast majority' of employers should be able to afford National Living Wage

Sir Michael Wilshaw said too many secondary schools do not give provision at Key Stage 3 the priority it deserves

Ofsted warns not enough being done in secondary school transition

500 teens reveal experience with drugs and knife crime in Clacton

500 teens reveal experience with drugs and knife crime in Clacton

Karen Kerridge, headteacher at the Appleton School, outside the new sixth form building

Appleton opens its £1.5m sixth form

Nicki Kelly – South Essex College’s head of hairdressing and beauty

College nails new courses

Karen Watson – teaches children where their food really comes from

Some kids really think food comes Tesco

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is asking childcare providers and councils to come forward with ideas of how they would deliver the new offer on childcare

Providers urged to be first to offer 30 hours' free childcare a week

'Get in and go far' with an apprenticeship after your GCSE results

'Get in and go far' with an apprenticeship after your GCSE results

n Expert in its field – from floristry and horticulture to animal care and agriculture, Writtle College has been providing land-based education for more than 120 years

Writtle College is the place for study and hands-on experience

Most graduates over-qualified for jobs

Students at Colchester Royal Grammar School celebrating this morning

GCSE RESULTS DAY: North Essex students return to school to pick up grades

Comedian Jack Whitehall hands out exam results to GCSE students

Comedian Jack Whitehall hands out exam results to GCSE students

Twins Martha and Clara Finn, centre, Lydia and Eleanor Tsoukkas, right, and Phoebe and Rosanna Codrington celebrate their GCSE results at Putney High School in west London

'Little change' in GCSE results although variations in subject choices

David Walliams at the launch of his book The Boy In The Dress' in London

Comic David Walliams and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan launch literacy drive

Council calls for more readers to join 3,000 for Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

Council calls for more readers to join 3,000 for Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

Aerial view of the college

Turner Prize-winning artist, influential farmer and unstinting supporter of Writtle College to be honoured at Graduation Ceremonies

Students at Boswells School celebrate

Essex County Council congratulates students on their A Level results

Gazette launches education awards

Education Awards 2015 now live

Gazette launches education awards

Gazette launches education awards

Basildon Council leader Phil Turner, outside Kingswood Junior School

Basildon primary schools are on the up

Taking stock – Daniel Farmer, Daniel Baldock, Jake Smith and Sam Cowan

Seevic students make £30,000 trading on the stock market

Trainee adviser Abbey Adams with trainer Mark Ringsted

Free advice available for any problem

Doug Lawson

Big Interview with new principal of Basildon Academies

Ian Cowling, Trevor Poole and Vernon Creek in front of the plane

WWI plane on show in Southend

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Real ale and folk festival on Southend Pier to mark English Tourism Week

Real ale and folk festival on Southend Pier to mark English Tourism Week

Defiant Deanes holding an open day for parents

Defiant Deanes holding an open day for parents

Roxy Fealy, and Jules Esposito, launching an alternative school

Alternative school to open

Apply for 2014 school places now

Apply for 2014 school places now

"The fight will continue" vow Deanes parents

"The fight will continue" vow Deanes parents

Glebe Infants School in Rayleigh.

Flood delays start of school’s new term

Essex County Council announce plans to close Deanes School

Essex County Council announce plans to close Deanes School

Councillor Anne Chalk outside Shoebury High School

Green light for Shoebury High School extension

A-levels...your complete round-up for south Essex

A-Levels...your complete round-up for south Essex

Pretty in pink – Laila Pollard

You will go to the ball - Laila enjoyed a perfect prom after battling with cancer

Sir Steve Redgrave races towards pupil Harley Tinnams.

Sir Steve Redgrave goes for gold at Eastwood school

Kevin Dyke, head of sport, health and performance at the Deanes School in Thundersley

Ditching the Deanes will destroy Olympic legacy

Headteacher Tracy Ahern, site manager Derick Richards and deputy head Lisa German with pupils

Phoenix Primary School rises from the ashes

Double result–headteacher Melanie Hall and Eileen Allman, chairman of Lancaster School Trust, who opened the new classrooms

New classrooms and glowing Ofsted report

We’re overwhelmed by support to save pre-school

We’re overwhelmed by support to save pre-school

Local schools

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Primary Schools (Key Stage 2)

Secondary Schools (Key Stage 4)

  • Greensward Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 72%
    • 2012 - 78%
    • 2013 - 75%
    • 2014 - 68%
  • Maltings Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 42%
    • 2012 - 51%
    • 2013 - 56%
    • 2014 - 63%
  • New Rickstones Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 40%
    • 2012 - 43%
    • 2013 - 49%
    • 2014 - 40%
  • Ormiston Rivers Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - 50%
    • 2013 - 48%
    • 2014 - 54%
  • Plume School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 54%
    • 2012 - 58%
    • 2013 - 58%
    • 2014 - 51%
  • Southview School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - SUPP
    • 2012 - SUPP
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - SUPP
  • The King Edmund School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 48%
    • 2012 - 49%
    • 2013 - 51%
    • 2014 - 45%
  • Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Ce

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 56%
    • 2012 - 59%
    • 2013 - 52%
    • 2014 - 48%
  • William de Ferrers School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 63%
    • 2012 - 56%
    • 2013 - 58%
    • 2014 - 56%

Sixth Forms & Colleges (Key Stage 5)

  • Greensward Academy

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • D+
  • Maltings Academy

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • D+
  • New Rickstones Academy

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • D-
  • Ormiston Rivers Academy

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • D
  • Plume School

    Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade
    • C-

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