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Westminster schools achieve best ever results

PUBLISHED: 17:42 25 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:06 07 September 2010

HUNDREDS of students across Westminster have been celebrating this week as the borough recorded its best ever GSCE results. More than 63 per cent of local state schools achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A*to C in 2010 - an increase of 10.6 per cent co

HUNDREDS of students across Westminster have been celebrating this week as the borough recorded its best ever GSCE results.

More than 63 per cent of local state schools achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A*to C in 2010 - an increase of 10.6 per cent compared to 2009 and a substantial increase on 2008.

Council bosses said the successful results proved that fears voiced by David Cameron in July about giving his children a state school education in Westminster were unfounded.

Cllr Nickie Aiken, Westminster's cabinet member for children and young people, said: "This year's GCSE results are a credit to the hard work and commitment that Westminster's students and school staff put in all year round.

"Thanks to their drive, determination and dedication, I am delighted to confirm that our schools have achieved some of their best ever results and they deserve to be richly congratulated for their efforts.

"If the Prime Minister still has remaining concerns over the performance of Westminster's schools these results should help put his mind at rest.

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