The Elms Academy has cemented its excellent achievements at GCSE and A Level this summer with new progress scores, which put them at the top of the table for Lambeth.
The scores come as part of the Department for Education’s GCSE league tables released this term. This national data now shows schools’ provisional results on the government’s Progress 8 measure, which calculates the average progress students make by GCSE, compared with other similar schools. A progress score that meets the national average is set at 0 each year, with anything higher reflecting value added to a student’s achievements during their time at school.
On Progress 8, The Elms Academy was top of the table within the Borough of Lambeth, with a score of +0.73. This reflects the hard work of students and staff to make sure every young person achieves highly and makes excellent progress from their individual starting points.
The news follows a bumper round of exam results for the school this summer, when more than three quarters of GCSE students (78%) achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths, with 60% achieving a grade 5 or above in the two subjects. Impressively, over a quarter of the academy's Year 11s (28%) achieved a grade 7 or higher in English and maths.
Equally, at A Level, more than half (57%) of all entries scored the top A* or A grades, enabling Sixth Formers to secure places at a number of Russell Group institutions - including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge - for a range of high-quality courses.
Amy Welch, Principal at The Elms Academy, said:
"We are unapologetically ambitious for all our young people and these progress scores represent that extra effort and determination - not only from our students themselves but from members of staff. We always strive to be an extra mile school so it is hugely gratifying that our above average Progress 8 rate shows we are delivering an education with a difference at The Elms Academy.
"This summer was a moment of real celebration across our schools, with high percentages of the top grades at both GCSE and A level, and the perfect time to start our new chapter as The Elms Academy. More Importantly though, it's shown every student at all ages just what can be achieved through hard work and focus and, with that spirit in mind, we have had a fantastic start to the new academic year."