All secondary schools in the district have once again met the government’s target for GCSE grades according to the latest league tables.
The figures released last Thursday show that all 23 state and private schools bettered the government benchmark of 40 per cent of pupils achieving 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent.
More pupils than ever also achieved five or more top grades including English and maths with the local authority average rising from 57.4 last year to 59.3 this year.
Minsthorpe Community College in South Elmsall more than doubled the government target with 85 per cent of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs A* to C grades. Post-16 students had 87 per cent achieve three or more A*-E grades.
Principal at Minsthorpe College, John Gregory, said: “We are extremely pleased with the results.
“It shows that we are heading in the right direction hope to continue to raise the aspirations of students across the school.”
Hemsworth Arts and Community College also bettered the national target, with 74 per cent of their pupils achieving five or more GCSEs A*- C grades.