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DfE data release shows Exeter students bucking national trends to achieve excellent results in core subjects 

Education data released today by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that Ted Wragg Trust secondary schools in Exeter are outperforming the national average.  In Exeter 10 years ago, the outcomes for the city schools were consistently below the national average. However, now as we celebrate Ten Years of Ted, our family of schools in the city are consistently above the national average. Four of the Trust schools rank in the top 10 non-selective schools in the whole of Devon (West Exe, St Luke’s Church of England School, Queen Elizabeth’s and Isca).


All of our Exeter Schools achieved an above average progress score, which tracks progress from the end of Primary school through to GCSE. In terms of attainment, all of our Exeter schools also exceeded the 45% national average of students receiving a Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths GCSE. 52% of students at Isca, 50% at St Luke’s Church of England School and 48% at St James achieved this high benchmark.


Based on today’s data, West Exe rank in the top 3 of non-selective schools in the whole of Devon. On average, students there achieved a grade higher in four out of every ten of the GCSEs they took, with 58% of students receiving a Grade 5 or above in both English and Maths GCSE. 


Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:

“I am so proud of all our students and staff.  At the Ted Wragg Trust we show our love by having the highest of standards, and in Exeter we have seen significant improvements in results over the last 10 years.  This has in turn meant better life chances for our children, more of whom are going on to aspirational Level 3 vocational and academic courses than ever before. I can’t wait to watch them go on to change the world”


Link to data:

Isca Academy

St James 

St Luke's Church of England School's-church-of-england-school/secondary

West Exe 

Data for Devon Local Authority