JUST over a third of children left secondary school with strong passes in English and maths - with young people in Oldham overall making below average progress at secondary school, government figures show.

The department for education has released its provisional "league tables" showing how well individual schools performed based on a number of measures revealing the best and worst performing secondary schools in Oldham.

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Overall children continue to make below average progress in secondary school as they did last year.

Figures show that just 35.1per cent ­— a slight drop on 2018 ­— of young people achieved a good 9-5 pass in English and maths compared to a national average of 43 per cent.

A grade five is considered a strong pass by the Government and is used to hold schools to account for performance.

And less than a quarter, 23.4 per cent, of children were entered for the English Baccalaureate compared to a national average of 40 per cent.

This measure recognises pupils who study a suite of core academic subjects at GCSE ­— English, maths, science, history or geography and a foreign language.

No school posted a score which showed their children made "well above average progress" ­— overall children made "below average" progress in schools as they did last year.

Only The Blue Coat CE School posted 'above average' in the Progress 8 measure and average progress at The Oldham Academy North and The Hathershaw College.

And young people at all the other schools made below average or well below average progress.

Progress 8 score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between leaving primary school and at the end of secondary school, compared to pupils across England who got similar results in the SATs result.

In terms of progress and results The Blue Coat CE School was Oldham's number one performing school, with 62.1 per cent achieving top grades in English and maths. Its Attainment 8 score was the highest in the borough, standing at 53.9.

Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSEs, which includes English and maths. The higher the score, the better.

North Chadderton School was the second best performing on results, with 47.6 per cent of young people achieving 9-5 in English and maths.

Only 6.5 per cent young people achieved 3A*to A or better compared to the national average of 13.3 per cent and a North West figure of 10.6 per cent.

Numbers gaining AAB or better stood at 11.7 per cent compared to a country average of 20.8 per cent and North West average of 17.1 per cent.

Provisional tables ranked by progress children make at secondary school.

This score shows how much progress pupils at made at a school (between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4) compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. ​Also included is the percentage of pupils who achieved 9-5 grades in English and maths.

The Blue Coat CofE School: Above Average; 62.1 per cent

The Oldham Academy North: Average; 28.4 per cent

The Hathershaw College: Average; 34.1 per cent

North Chadderton School: Below Average; 47.6 per cent

Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College: Below Average; 37 per cent

The Crompton House Church of England Academy: Below Average; 44.9 per cent

The Radclyffe School: Below Average; 31.9 per cent

Waterhead Academy: Below Average; 27.7 per cent

Saddleworth School: Well Below Average; 44.9 per cent

Co-op Academy Failsworth: Well Below Average; 27.3 per cent

Oasis Academy Oldham: Well Below Average; 24.9 per cent

E-Act Royton and Crompton Academy: Well Below Average; 21.6 per cent