Two schools ranked among the best in the region

Whitley Bay High School
Whitley Bay High School

Two North Tyneside schools have been named among the best in the region for performance at GCSE and A-Levels.

Figures released last Thursday by the Department for Education gave reason to celebrate for officials at North Tyneside Council.

The council was the best-performing local authority in the region in terms of its GCSE results.

As a result, it was ranked 30th nationally with 62 per cent of school leavers achieving five A* to C grades in GCSE, including English and maths.

And there was also individual praise for two schools for their performance in GCSEs and A-Levels.

Whitley Bay High School was ranked sixth in the north east for success in GCSEs with 79 per cent of pupils achieving five grades A* to C.

And Seaton Burn College was ranked seventh in the region for its performance at A-Levels, with an average of 862 points per student.

Mayor Norma Redfearn was delighted with the recognition for the borough’s schools and, in particular, Whitley Bay High and Seaton Burn College.

She said: “It goes without saying that I am absolutely delighted that we have been recognised in this way.

“I am especially pleased that Whitley Bay High School and Seaton Burn College are among the very best schools and the top ten schools in the north east for their GCSE and A-Level achievements.

“It is an endorsement for all our dedicated and hard-working teachers, the governors, the parents and, of course, all the young people who are an absolute credit to the borough.”