Mandeville worst performing secondary school in Bucks

Interim headteacher Geralyn Wilson
Interim headteacher Geralyn Wilson

The Mandeville School had the lowest percentage of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades in last year’s GCSE exams out of all secondary schools in Bucks, new figures have revealed.

The Mandeville was the only school in The Bucks Herald’s patch not to reveal its GCSE pass rate last August, but data published today by the Department for Education shows only 37% of students got five or more A* to C grades including maths and English in the exams.

This compares with 38% in 2012 and makes the school the worst performing mainstream school in the county, behind the Highcrest Academy in Wycombe (39%) and Aylesbury Vale Academy, where 41% achieved five or more of the top grades.

It means that two out of the three worst performing schools in the county are located in Aylesbury.

The average for all schools in Bucks was 71.3% and in England was 59.2%.

The Mandeville is currently in special measures and an interim headteacher, Geralyn Wilson, was appointed in September after the departure of Peter Patchett.

The school deputy head Greg West said last August that the results were ‘in line with expectations’.

The best performing secondary school in the Vale was Aylesbury Grammar School with 99%, closely followed by Aylesbury High School with 98% and Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School with 93%.

The best performing secondary modern school in the Vale was Waddesdon with a 74% pass rate.