Brent’s secondary schools outperformed London and the national average for England at A-Level, according to newly published official figures.

The proportion of Brent students who achieved grades AAB or above at A-Level was 19.3%, above the national and London average of 15.9%.

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Data for 2015 shows that the proportion of pupils in Brent attaining five GCSE grades A*-C including English and mathematics was 60%, compared to the national average for England of 57.1%, and was just below the London average of 60.9%.

However, Brent’s schools have narrowed the gap with others in the capital. The 0.9% gap between Brent and the London average in 2015 has dropped from 2.2% in 2013.

Councillor Ruth Moher, Brent Council's cabinet member for children and young people, said: "These are very good results particularly especially compared to the national averages and are testament to the hard work of pupils and teachers.

“We are absolutely committed to providing every young person in Brent with a top quality education and the best start in life possible, and while it is good that we are performing well, we still have more work to do and will continue to work in partnership with our family of schools to do everything we can improve outcomes for our children and young people even further.”

The results cover all state-funded mainstream schools, academies, free schools, maintained special schools and further education colleges.

In 2014 Brent Council published its ‘Ambitious for All’ action plan which set out how it will work in partnership with the borough’s schools to raise standards, and set a target to have every school judged by Ofsted as good or outstanding by 2017.