Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive local authority areas in England ranked by correlating guaranteed per pupil against the proportion of pupils attaining five or more grade A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics in core subjects in the last year for which data is available.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The percentage of pupils achieving 5 A* - C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics for areas with different selection policies is listed in the table below. These figures relate to 2014/2015 final data.

GCSE and equivalents

Pupils at state funded schools at the end of key stage 4 2014/2015

Proportion of pupils achieving 5A*-C grade GCSEs including English and Maths

Fully selective areas1



Partially selective areas2



Non-selective areas



Source: Key Stage 4 attainment data: final


1. Includes schools in the following areas which operate area wide arrangements for academic selection: Bexley, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Medway, Slough, Southend, Sutton, Torbay and Trafford.

2. Includes schools in twenty-six local authorities that have selective schools operating their own arrangements for academic selection.

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