Council praised for a decade of school pupil achievement

Scotland’s public spending watchdog has published a report on how the country’s 32 councils have maximise pupil achievement over the last decade - with East Dunbartonshire scoring highly.

The council showed the biggest improvement of all councils in the last decade for S4 pupils and had the smallest gap between its highest and lowest performing schools. It was also the second best council for S4 pupils attaining five or more Level 5 Awards

Councillor Eric Gotts, the council’s education convener, said: “We are proud of our schools and of the breadth of education that the young people receive.

“This wide ranging report looks at a number of aspects of education and we consistently perform well in comparison to other councils.

“Attainment levels and exam passes in East Dunbartonshire’s schools are traditionally high and this year was no exception.

“An equally important part of the report for me was the scrutiny of how Councils are working to bridge the gap between attainment in their top and bottom performing schools.

“In East Dunbartonshire we have the smallest gap and for me this shows a commitment across the board to helping every young person achieve their potential.”