TRAFFORD is one of the top 10 highest attaining local education authorities following last year’s GCSE and A-Level results.

More than 70 per cent of pupils in the borough achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths, a statistic which places them significantly higher than the national average of 59.2 per cent.

The measure of pupils achieving these grades is the ninth highest of any English local authority and the highest in the north west.

At A-Level, 24 per cent of pupils entering achieved three A* to A results which was the second highest rate for any authority in the country, behind Reading.

Also 34.2 per cent achieved three grades at AAB or better, which is the third highest rate for any authority in the country.

Executive councillor, Mike Cornes, said: “I would like to congratulate all the staff and governors in Trafford’s schools for all their hard work, as well as the services that support them.”