Error gives Prior Park College low exam score
A Bath private school has written to the Department for Education (DfE) after it says its GCSE pass rate was mistakenly published as 35 per cent instead of 98.
The Government recently released its official figures for last summer's exams, including the breakdown of results for each school across the country.
However, the table for Bath and north east Somerset said that the number of pupils at Prior Park College who achieved five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, was 35 per cent.
This placed it as second from bottom in the region's league table.
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Prior Park head teacher James Murphy-O'Connor said the percentage was an error and he was working with the DfE to get it corrected as soon as possible.
He said: "The 'five good GCSEs or equivalents' percentage for Prior Park College as published in the league tables is incorrect.
"The percentage should read 98 per cent, which places us in the top quartile in the country.
"We are working with the DfE to check the data on which it based its performance tables publication and officials have assured us that they will make the correction as soon as possible."
A spokeswoman for the DfE said they were investigating.
The figures for the rest of the city show that the number of pupils achieving five or more A* to Cs, including English and maths was 66 per cent at Beechen Cliff, 44 per cent at Broadlands, 24 per cent at what was then Culverhay, 61 per cent at Hayesfield, 97 per cent at King Edward's, 93 per cent at Kingswood, 93 per cent at Monkton, 73 per cent at Oldfield, 71 per cent at Ralph Allen, 98 per cent at the Royal High, 64 per cent at St Gregory's, 55 per cent at St Mark's, and 70 per cent at Wellsway.