A headteacher insists progress is being made, despite his school slipping into the county’s bottom ten per cent in the school league tables.
Ramsey Academy, Halstead’s only secondary school, has been ranked 79th out of 87 schools after another dip in the percentage of GCSE pupils achieving five A* to C grades in 2013.
The figure had dropped from 42 per cent in 2012 to 41 per cent - only fractionally above the national minimum standard of 40 per cent. The percentage in 2011 was 44.
Headteacher Daniel Gee said: “We have made strong progress as a school over the last 12 months and, having been judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in June 2013, we look forward to continuing our drive to give students the best possible opportunities and to see their results continue to rise.”
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