Portsmouth schools show improvement

College in running for top national awards

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SCHOOLS in Portsmouth have seen a huge improvement in GCSE and A-level results over the past year.

Priory School in Southsea leapt up from 38 per cent in the ‘gold standard’ to 51 per cent.

Mayfield also went up 18 per cent.

Miltoncross School saw a 20 per cent improvement.

Headteacher of Miltoncross, Fiona Calderbank, said: ‘We are very pleased. The staff and the students worked really hard to get the results. This is the start of a journey.’

However, some schools were hit by the grade boundary changes, including the City of Portsmouth Boys, City of Portsmouth Girls and King Richard School in Paulsgrove, who all saw a drop in their overall results for the ‘gold standard’.