YET again it was a good week for the borough’s youngsters, who yesterday notched up some first-rate GCSE results.
Early figures show that Solihull was once again leading the pack (over 75 per cent of pupils got A*-C passes, compared to the national average of 67.1 per cent.)
Coun Ken Meeson, cabinet member for children, education and young people, said: “Once again the hard work of teachers, pupils and parents has produced results to be delighted with – well above the national average.
“I would like to send my wholehearted congratulations to all the young people across the borough who have done so well. We are extremely proud of them all.”
Langley School, in Olton, was the first Solihull school to post its results on the Guardian website - 71.7 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades (the nationally expected figure).
It was another outstanding year for Tudor Grange School, where 100 per cent of students received five or more A*-C grades
Headteacher Jennifer Bexon-Smith said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We have got a significant number of students who have managed to get As and A*s across the board.
“I don’t think it would be right to single out anyone for particular praise because every single child has done well.”
There was also good news in the north of the borough, where Park Hall School enjoyed its best ever results.
The number of students who received the five A*-Cs was at 82 per cent (up from 60 per cent last year).
Headteacher Ann Green said the results bode well for the future, with plans to further build on the partnership between Park Hall and Arden.
It was a typically good year for the borough’s two independent schools. Both St Martin’s and Solihull School enjoyed a healthy crop of A and A*s.
Yesterday’s results follow on from last week’s stellar A Level grades - which also place the students in the borough of Solihull above the national average.