LEAGUE tables were published this morning indicating performances of Waltham Forest’s secondary schools in this summer’s GCSE exams.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published them to give up-to-date information to parents submitting application forms for secondary school places this month for September 2016.

Today’s results are provisional and the full league tables will be published in January.

The data shows the number of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths at each school.

In Waltham Forest the results were varied.

Walthamstow school for girls is predicted to be the best performer of 2015 with 73 per cent of pupils predicted to achieve 5 A*-C grades.

Last year, the school achieved 75 per cent.

Walthamstow Academy is also predicted to be catching up with the top performer with 69 per cent of pupils expected to get the A*-C grades, up from 60 per cent in 2014.

Emma Skae, Principal of Walthamstow Academy, was delighted with the news.

She said: “Having achieved our best ever results last summer, we are delighted to be one of the highest performing schools in Waltham Forest.

“These strong results, which are testament to the dedication and hard work of our incredible staff and ambitious students."

Some schools across the borough are predicted to see a fall in results.

Chingford Foundation School will go up from 63 per cent to 69, according to the tables while Heathcote School will leap from 47 to 60 per cent, early calculations show.

In Leyton Norlington School for Boys is predicted to do well with 63 per cent.

The number of students with the A*-C pass marks is expected to fall slightly at some schools, including Highams Park School in Chingford, Holy Family Catholic School in Walthamstow and Willowfield Humanities College.

However, Head teachers warned the partial, provisional tables may give parents an "inaccurate and incomplete picture".