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Chislehurst school grades mistakenly slashed by Department of Education

PUBLISHED: 10:06 29 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:06 29 January 2014

Babington House pupils achieved 100 per cent GCSE A* to C grades last year.

Babington House pupils achieved 100 per cent GCSE A* to C grades last year.

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A Chislehurst school was shocked to see its GCSE grades wrongly slashed by more than half in national newspapers last week.

Pupils at Babington House, in Grange Drive, achieved 100 per cent A* to C grades last year. However, figures released by the Department of Education (DoE) last week showed the school to have achieved just 43 per cent of these grades.

The school is keen to stress 77 per cent of these grades include English and Maths - as opposed to the 33 per cent released mistakenly by the DoE.

Headmaster Tim Lello said: “We will continue to get the very best results, benefiting as we do from small class sizes and an individual approach.”

The DoE has been informed of the mistake, and assurances have been made to the school that the results will be amended across national newspapers before the February editions.

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