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Secondary school league tables are revealed

Almost a quarter of a million fewer children are being taught in failing secondary schools compared with three years ago, new figures suggest.

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Meridian West: Secondary School league tables

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.

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