The performance of pupils at two north-east secondary schools has improved.
New figures which will be presented to councillors show that the grades and overall attainment of youngsters at Peterhead and Mintlaw academies is getting better year-on-year.
Members of the local authority’s Buchan area committee will discuss the figures when they meet next week.
Crucially, councillors will hear that the percentage of pupils leaving school for “positive destinations” is improving.
At Mintlaw Academy, the percentage of S5 learners achieving three or more Highers is at its best level for five years.
There was also an improvement in the percentage of leavers going to a positive destination, up to 96% from 93.4% and just exceeding the average across Aberdeenshire.
At Peterhead Academy – which has scored poorly against the regional and national averages in the past – there were also improvements in attainment.
The percentage of pupils achieving three or more Highers increased to 22%. The percentage of school leavers securing a positive post-school destination improved in 2014-15 to 94.8% (up from 91.4%), above the national average.
Officers from Aberdeenshire Council’s education department will present the findings of their report to members of the Buchan area committee on Tuesday.