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The schools singled out for special treatment

Across the country, the November 1996 performance tables showed that 44.5 per cent of pupils gained five or more GCSEs at grades A to C. The national average in 1995 tables was 43.5 per cent.

The average aggregate score for 11-year-olds in this year's primary league table was 170.

The schools to be helped (with league table results in brackets) are: Earl Marshall, Sheffield, identified as failing in July 1995. (GCSE 1995, 6 per cent; 1996, 8 per cent).

Ashburton High, Croydon, identified as failing in May 1995. (GCSE 1995, 13 per cent; 1996, 18 per cent).

Ingram High, Croydon, identified as failing in May 1995. (GCSE 1995, 19 per cent; 1996, 22 per cent)

Dulwich High, Southwark, identified as failing in March 1995. (GCSE 1995, 11 per cent; 1966, 9 per cent).

Southfields GM, Kent, identified as failing March 1995. (GCSE 1995, 6 per cent; 1996, 9 per cent).

Kelsey Park GM, Bromley, Kent, identified as failing in December 1995. (GCSE 1995, 24 per cent; 1996, 27 per cent).

Our Lady of Fatima GM, Liverpool, identified December 1995. (GCSE 1995, 4 per cent; 1996, 7 per cent).

Upbury Manor GM, Kent, identified as failing in January 1995. (GCSE 1995, 6 per cent; 1996, 7 per cent).

Blakelaw, Newcastle, identified in March 1996. (GCSE 1995, 11 per cent; 1996, 10 per cent).

Handsworth Wood Boys, Birmingham, February 1995. (GCSE 1995, 9 per cent; 1996, 11 per cent).

Lillian Bayliss school, Lambeth, identified in January 1994. (GCSE 1995, 8 per cent; 1996, 17 per cent).

Mostyn Gardens primary, Lambeth, identified in June 1995. (Key stage 2 score 107).

South Benwell primary, Newcastle,identified in February 1995. (Key stage 2 score 50).

St Mary of the Angels, Westminster, identified in September 1995. (Key stage 2 score 130).

Abbey Farm middle school, Thetford, Norfolk, identified in November 1995. (Key stage 2 score not available).

Rams Episcopal, Hackney, identified in March 1995. (Key stage 2 score 93).

Morningside primary, Hackney, identified in March 1995 (Key stage 2 score 34).

Lea Green special school, Waltham Forest, identified in February 1996.

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