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Braintree: Call for action as Braintree posts worst GCSE results in Essex
A SHOCKING report has revealed that Braintree schools have the worst GCSE results in Essex.
The leader of Braintree Council has called for urgent action from the local education authority, after figures showed just 73.9% of pupils in the district achieve five or more GCSEs grade A* to C, compared to a county average of 78%.
The report, commissioned by Braintree Council, shows pupils lagging at the bottom of the 12 Essex districts which include Basildon, Harlow, Tendring and neighbouring Chelmsford.
However headteachers have hit back at the report, claiming the figures have been skewed by other districts including GCSE equivalent subjects in their results “which carry little or no credit with employers and colleges”.
To read full report, see this week's Times.