KEVI tops county school table

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KING Edward VI School in Morpeth has once again topped the county league table for the percentage of top-grade GCSE results gained by its students.

Although the figure for pupils achieving five A* to C grades including English and Maths dropped slightly from 75 per cent in 2009 to 73 per cent, it remains the top state school in Northumberland for results.

At Ponteland Community High School, the rate dropped from 2009’s peak of 72 per cent to 63 per cent, but this remains consistently above previous results for 2007 and 2008.

The county average for the year was 54 per cent, while the English median was 53.