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Islington’s schools

93% of Islington schools have been rated as good or outstanding in their most recent Ofsted inspections, with more than a quarter being rated as outstanding.

This is higher than the London and England averages and includes 96% of primary schools and all nursery and special schools in Islington being judged good or outstanding.

At GCSE, Islington’s average Progress 8 score in 2018 is in the top quartile of local authorities in the country and we were ranked 23rd in the country for the English component of Progress 8.

Our Attainment 8 score also increased in the 2018 provisional results, bucking the trend as the Inner London and England averages fell. Islington’s Attainment 8 score remains above the national average, as it has been every year since this measure was introduced.

The proportion of Islington pupils achieving a ‘strong pass’ (grade 5 or better) in English and Maths GCSEs is above the national average in the 2018 provisional results, as is the proportion of pupils achieving a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths (grade 4 or better).

In early education, Islington’s performance at the Early Years Foundation Stage continues to rise faster than the national rate and in year one, a higher proportion of Islington pupils met the expected standard in Phonics Screening than the national average in 2018.

Our Key Stage One results in Reading, Writing and Maths are all above the national average in 2018 and the provisional Key Stage 2 results show Islington ranked 29th in the country for the proportion of pupils achieving the expected level in Reading, Writing and Maths. Islington also has the sixth highest proportion of pupils achieving the higher standard at Key Stage 2 in the country.

Islington’s disadvantaged pupils make good progress, and are in the top quintile, nationally, for each subject at the end of primary school and for Attainment and Progress 8 in secondary schools.

For more information on our schools, please read the Annual Education report.

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