Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Concerns raised over William Edward’s school’s exam results

Willima Edwards

CONCERNS have been raised over exam results at William Edwards school in Grays.

The matter was raised at a recent meeting of the children’s services scrutiny committee.

Chair, cllr John Kent (Lab) told the committee that he was reluctant to pick a particular school but then detailed results at the school in Stifford Clays over the last few years.

Cllr Kent said: “Their results are as follows: The percentage of students gaining English and Maths Grad 4+: 2016: 73%, 2017: 71%, 2018: 67%”

Education officers at Thurrock Council told the committee that they would be addressing this issue with the school.

An audio recording of the item is below.

YT understands that William Edwards has not had a full inspection since December 2010. It has had a short inspection since then.

Since then their GCSE results (5 A* to C inc English and Maths) were as follows.

2011: 71%

2012: 71%

2013: 64%

2014: 60%

2015: 57%

After that, the new exam system came into play that were discused at Thurrock Council.


  1. William Edwards were inspected in March 2017 and remains one of only two outstanding schools in Thurrock. This sounds like a meeting of people that don’t know what they’re talking about. Aren’t the results better than most other Thurrock schools?!


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