Information on population, health and educational attainment.


Resident qualification levels at NVQ4 and above remain below the national and regional averages, despite showing a gradual increase over time. The proportion of residents with no qualifications remains above regional and national averages but has fallen in recent years.

Within the boroughs secondary schools Progress 8 attainment is above the English average and the percentage gaining grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs is on a par with the average for English state funded schools. The majority of the borough’s schools have been reported good or outstanding by Ofsted in recent years.