Education and Skills

More outstanding/good schools compared to South East and England More outstanding/good schools compared to South East and England
Pupil ethnicity is very diverse with <strong>40%</strong> of ethnic minority Pupil ethnicity is very diverse with 40% of ethnic minority
<strong><strong>5</strong>0%</strong> of pupils in <strong>201<strong>5</strong></strong> attained <strong>5</strong>+ A*- C GCSE (including English & Maths) 50% of pupils in 2015 attained 5+ A*- C GCSE (including English & Maths)
<strong>1</strong> in every <strong>8</strong> pupils receive Free School Meals 1 in every 8 pupils receive Free School Meals
<strong>14%</strong> of pupils have Special Education Needs 14% of pupils have Special Education Needs
<strong>55%</strong> students go onto higher education, compared to <strong>40%</strong> nationally 55% students go onto higher education, compared to 40% nationally
Total number of pupils in <strong>2015</strong>: <strong>45,453</strong> Total number of pupils in 2015: 45,453
<strong>11%</strong> growth in pupils since <strong>2010</strong> 11% growth in pupils since 2010