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Some schools in the South have shown dramatic improvements in performance according to tables published today.
At the Charter Academy in Portsmouth, results are up by a staggering 44 per cent for the number of pupils achieving five A star to C passes including English and Maths.
Cantell School in Southampton and Hove Park School in Sussex have also made huge steps forward. All are in the country's top 200 most improved schools.
The government says better results prove that the controversial academy programme is working. ITV Meridian's Social Affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
School performance in the Thames Valley is improving dramatically - according to tables published today. Several towns and cities - including Oxford and Reading - now have NO schools left below government targets set for GCSE results.
The tables are published on the day that another new free school has been announced for the Thames Valley area - independent of local authority control. ITV Meridian's Social Affairs Correspondent, Christine Alsford, reports.
Performance tables published today show fewer secondary schools failing to meet Government standards - but dozens are under-performing, some to a 'scandalous' extent says one education expert.
Many of Kent's grammar schools are under attack for 'coasting', and failing to get the best out of bright pupils. Meanwhile there are mixed results for the region's academies: schools that opted out of local authority control.
Kent's top performers include Folkestone School for Girls. Bottom of the league - Castle Community College in Deal, the High Weald Academy at Cranbrook and The Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate.
At the top in Sussex - Brighton College, where 100 percent of pupils achieved A star - to C grade GCSEs - for the third year running. In Essex, the performance of Westcliff High School for Girls is the second best in England. Our report is by Andrea Thomas.
A joint statement from Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher's lawyers and the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales has been released.
A senior Wiltshire detective will keep his job despite being found guilty of gross misconduct.
Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher was hauled before a disciplinary hearing after he admitted breaking so-called PACE rules in the hunt for missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan.
Other schools which are below the government's floor target of 40 per cent of pupils achieving 5 A* to C including English and Maths are:
Bishop of Rochester Academy - 26 per cent
City of Portsmouth Boys - 33 per cent
Miltoncross - 36 per cent
Oasis Academy, Lordshill
On the Isle of Wight, all schools met or exceeded the Government target which says that 40 per cent of students should achieve five GCSE A* to C passes including English and Maths.
In Hampshire, the schools achieving below the Government's 40 per cent target for GCSE results, are:
Testwood Sports College - 31 per cent
Portchester Community School, Fareham - 33 per cent
Bridgemary School, Gosport - 35 per cent
The Connaught School, Aldershot - 36 per cent
Winton School, Andover - 36 per cent
Mill Chase Community Technical College - 38 per cent
Quilley School of Engineering, Eastleigh - 39 per cent
News from the Department for Education: All schools in Oxfordshire have achieved the Government's targets of 40% of pupils achieving 5 A* to C including English and Maths.