Secondary schools placed badly in GCSE league tables

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SOME schools in Milton Keynes have no children who have received the appropriate grades to allow them to apply to top universities.

Only three schools reached 75 per cent or higher, in terms of those who achieved five good GCSEs at A* to C, namely Ousedale (77 per cent), Shenley Brook End (76 per cent) and Denbigh (75 per cent).

MK Academy was the lowest on the list at 38 per cent but Principal, Dara Carroll, defended his pupils.

He said: “What the figures don’t show is we are the fastest improving academy in Milton Keynes. Our results have gone up 90 per cent and I want to be congratulating our students for their progress.

“The Academy has been open for three years and we have made a modest start but an Ofsted report we had in March was very positive.

“We have our work cut out but we are making steps forward.”