THE government has released figures showing county secondary school performances in GCSEs.

The school with the most marked improvement in 2015 for the number of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, including maths and English, was Kingstone High School.

In 2015 the school had 70 per cent achieving five or more, compared to 46 per cent the year before.

And Steiner Academy in Much Dewchurch also showed a marked improvement with 52 per cent last year, compared to 29 per cent in 2014.

Weobley High School, John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye, Lady Hawkins School in Kington, Fairfield High School in Peterchurch and Aylestone Business and Enterprise College also showed an improvement.

While the remaining schools dropped their figures slightly, with Queen Elizabeth Humanities College in Bromyard dropping the most from 62 per cent to 40 per cent.

Robert Owen Academy in Hereford achieved just three per cent of pupils gaining five GCSEs or more at A* to C, with no figures to compare to for last year.

Nationally, there was a small rise in the percentage of pupils gaining five good GCSEs, including English and maths, to 57.1 per cent - up from 56.6 per cent in 2014.

The number of schools falling below the current floor standard is 329.

Secondary schools are "underperforming" if fewer than 40 per cent of pupils get five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths, and if the school has a below average score for pupils' progress in English and maths.

Robert Owen Academy and The Hereford Academy fall below the current floor standard. 

The data also shows the difference of achievement between girls and boys, and the difference between the performance of disadvantaged pupils (those eligible for the pupil premium) and more advantaged pupils.

A-level results were also published and included Hereford Sixth Form College which had 87 per cent of pupils gaining at least three A-Levels A* to E, Herefordshire and Ludlow College with 74 per cent, John Kyrle with 76 per cent and John Masefield with 65 per cent.

This is the last time the Department for Education is publishing school level GCSE tables in this way- next time schools will be measured on a broader range of results across eight subjects.

The results below show the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A* to C GCSEs, including English and maths, in 2015.

  • Aylestone Business and Enterprise College: 51%; compared to 50% in 2014.
  • The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School: 60%; compared to 65% in 2014.
  • Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre in Leominster; 49%; compared to 51% in 2014.
  • Fairfield High School in Peterchurch: 80%; compared to 74% in 2014.
  • The Hereford Academy: 33%, compared to 35% in 2014.
  • John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye: 68%, compared to 64% in 2014.
  • John Masefield High School in Ledbury: 65%, compared to 68% in 2014.
  • Kingstone High School: 70%, compared to 46% in 2014.
  • Lady Hawkins School in Kington: 58%, compared to 56% in 2014.
  • Lucton School: 55%, compared to 57% in 2014.
  • Queen Elizabeth Humanities College in Bromyard: 40%, compared to 62% in 2014.
  • Robert Owen Academy: 3%, with no figures from last year.
  • St Mary’s RC High School in Lugwardine: 77%, compared to 87% in 2014.
  • Steiner Academy in Much Dewchurch: 52%, compared to 29% in 2014.
  • Weobley High School: 57%, compared to 49% in 2014.
  • Whitecross Hereford: 42%, compared to 49% in 2014.
  • Wigmore School: 78%, compared to 80% in 2014.