Public schools

British Schools Face Closure for Failing to Meet Standards

Wait ... Their schools suck, too?


Hundreds of schools are facing the threat of closure and takeover following the introduction of tougher GCSE exam standards, it emerged on Wednesday night.

 As about 650,000 pupils receive their results today, rising numbers of state secondaries in England will fall below rigorous targets imposed by the Government

This year, for the first time, all schools have been forced to ensure that 40 per cent of pupils gain at least five good grades, including in English and maths. It is up on the 35 per cent target by which schools were judged last summer.