Croydon schools improve but a third of youngsters still missing top grades
Secondary schools have improved slightly on last year's performance but a third of the borough's pupils are still failing to hit top GCSE grades, new league tables have showed.
Some 62.5 per cent of Croydon pupils achieved five A*-C grades in last year's exams, up from 61 per cent in 2011.
The figure exceeds the national average of 59.4 per cent but still leaves well over a third of students unable to take A-levels at most schools.
The highest-performing schools in last year's exams were Al-Khair School in Addiscombe and Trinity School in Shirley, both of which saw 100 per cent of pupils achieve five A*-C grades.
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace was the highest-achieving state-funded school, with 99 per cent of pupils celebrating A*-C grades.
Westwood Girls' College performed worst, dropping from 48 per cent of pupils with top grades to just 35 per cent.