Aylesbury has best and worst schools in Bucks

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Aylesbury has the best and worst performing state secondary schools in Bucks, according to figures released today by the Department for Education.

Aylesbury High School was only one of two Bucks state schools with 100% of students achieving five good GCSEs. It was the 20th best performing school in the country, according to The Telegraph’s league table.

It was closely followed by Aylesbury Grammar School and Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School both with 98%.

Waddesdon’s figure of 76% makes it the best non-selective state school in Bucks.

However, the Mandeville School and Aylesbury Vale Academy both had the lowest percentage of pupils at 38% achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths in last year’s GCSE exams out of all mainstream secondary schools in Bucks.

For Mandeville this at least represents an improvement on last year, when it was at 37%, while for the Academy it is a drop on last year from when they achieved 41%.

The next worst performing school was the Highcrest Academy with 39%.

The average for all schools in Bucks was 69.5% while the national average was 53.4%.

OTHER SCHOOLS’ PERFORMANCE:

Waddesdon Church of England School - 76%

The Cottesloe School - 63%

The Misbourne School - 59%

John Colet School - 58%

The Grange School - 54%

Princes Risborough School - 52%