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Issue 145 Autumn 2015

Great results

School children are now settled into the new academic year, but I would first like to offer my congratulations to those who collected their GCSE and A-Level results over the summer.

As you will read a little further on, the number of Brent pupils achieving five GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths rose by 2 per cent this year to 62 per cent, whereas our A-Level students achieved a pass rate of 97 per cent.

It is an excellent result and testament to the hard work and dedication of our pupils. I would like to thank their parents, carers and teachers who have supported them throughout their studies and helped to make these results possible.

Looking forward to this autumn, the 2015 Rugby World Cup comes to England and I am delighted that Brent will host two matches in the tournament, with Argentina taking on New Zealand on 20 September and Ireland taking on Romania a week later on 27 September, both at Wembley Stadium.

Local school children have been given tickets by tournament organisers and I’m sure that all of us in Brent will take great pride in our borough playing its part in this global event.

Many of you will have seen the Rugby World Cup trophy as it visited our new £10 million Library at Willesden Green this September. It is a wonderful new cultural and learning space and if you haven’t seen it as yet I hope you can get down there soon and see what it has to offer.

Councillor Muhammed Butt
Leader of Brent Council