GCSE results double for city’s children in care

Children in care in Brighton & Hove have achieved hugely improved Maths and English GCSE results this year.

Figures received from schools across the city in the government’s key maths and English accountability measures are as follows:

  2018 2017
Grades 9-4 in maths  28.3% 13.3%
Grades 9-4 in English  28.3% 20.0%
Grades 9-4 in maths and English combined 21.7% 10.0%

These results are provisional and will be subject to formal verification later this year.

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills department, Councillor Dan Chapman, said:

“These results are a huge improvement on last year’s achievements. All of these students have worked tremendously hard and I congratulate all of them on their successes.

“It’s in no small part down to the great work our Virtual School for children in care and children previously in care does to improve educational outcomes and support their development.

“But I’d also like to thank our city’s teachers, support staff, foster carers and social workers for all the work they do in partnership to support our children in care.

“Ofsted has recently judged the experiences of our children in care and care leavers to be ‘good’, and we are absolutely committed to maintaining our high aspirations for all of our children in care and care leavers.”