A-level results: Sydney Russell and Jo Richardson

Sydney Russell and Jo Richardson schools in Dagenham have been praised for their best-ever A-level results which were published today.

Students at Sydney Russell in Parsloes Avenue achieved a pass rate of 72 per cent at A*-C, recording five A*s and 29 As.

Jo Richardson in Gale Street saw 70 per cent of students achieve A*-C.

The two schools form part of a secondary school consortium in the borough, which also includes Dagenham Park School and Eastbury School.

Principal of the consortium, Kim Donovan-Maddix, said: “This is our best year ever. The results are absolutely outstanding and 90 per cent of our Year 13 students are going to university.

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“Everyone did an outstanding job to get these results, we are very pleased.”

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