GCSE figures confirm ARK Schools as top academy group

Average 12 percentage point increase from 2009 across network.

Today's GCSE figures confirm that leading academy group, ARK Schools, has secured a fourth year of improved GCSE performances across its academies.

ARK’s five academies with GCSE results achieved an average rise of 12 percentage points over last year’s results. Since each school opened as an ARK academy the average annual increase in pupils achieving 5 GCSEs including English and mathematics is now 10 percentage points - up from 7.8 percentage points last year - which makes ARK Schools the most successful academy group for GCSE improvement.

% students passing five GCSEs at A* - C inc English and maths
Opened
2008
2009
2010
Percentage point increase 2009 - 2010
Av  ann percentage point incr since opening as ARK academy
Burlington Danes
2006
41
50
  67
17
9
Charter
2009
8*
21*
  24
3
3
Globe
2008
26*
35
  42
7
8
St Alban’s
2009
23*
31*
  50
19
19
Walworth
2007
35
45
  59
14
11
 
 Average across ARK Schools
12
10

*Predecessor school

ARK Schools managing director, Lucy Heller, said: “I am delighted that these results confirm ARK as the top performing academy group for GCSE improvement. The progress seen across the network is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and pupils and means our schools are in a strong position to build on this success in 2011.”