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Wakefield: Children, Families and Education

59.8% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSE A*-C passes including English and maths, compared to an England state-funded average of 57.3% (2015 revised)

21% of people aged 16-64 have NVQ 4 qualifications or higher (2014)

20.9% of the population are under 18 years old (2014).

Background

  • The Wakefield Together Partnership believe that all children and young people should feel safe, supported and fulfilled in order to achieve their full potential. The Partnership's aim is to create an all age learning culture with an educational system and environment that underpins and informs aspirations - leading to enhanced attainment, employability and transferable skills.

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  • Finalised 2014/15 GCSE results for England have now been published. In Wakefield district, 59.8% of pupils attained 5 or more GCSE A*-C grades including maths and English. This was higher than the Yorkshire and Humber (55.1%) and the total state-funded sector (76.3%). (21st January 2016)

  • Finalised apprenticeship statistics for the latest financial year have now been published. These show there were 3,860 apprenticeship starts in 2014/15, up 17% from 3,310 in 2013/14. Of all the starts, 960 were under 19, 1,160 were aged 19 to 24, and 1,740 were aged 25 and over. (February 2016)
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