Thursday 26 January 2012

27% of academies see their GCSE results decline

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Today the GCSE results for 2011 were released. The government will try to claim that they are proof that academies work.

In reality the 2011 GCSE results show real problems with the academies programme.

274 academies entered pupils for GCSEs in 2011 and 212 of these had entered pupils in 2010, allowing a comparison of their results.

Most of these academies were created under the Labour government and most will have benefitted from new school buildings.

Decline

Comparing results for 2011 to results for 2010 shows 27% saw their results decline or remain the same. This is 57 academies, with 6 declining by 10% or more.

Not only does this mean that ¼ of all academies made no progress, but this is worse than the results last year where 20% saw their results decline from 2009 – 2010.

Floor targets

The government have a floor target requiring that 35% of pupils achieve 5 A*-C GCSEs. Schools with results below this can be pressured to become sponsored academies.

41 of the academies entering pupils for GCSE were under the government floor target – this means 41 academies are eligible to be taken over and run as….. what Mr Gove?

In total 107 schools are under the floor target which means academies make up 39% of all these schools.

Highs and lows

53 Academies appear in the list of 200 schools with the lowest GCSE results but only 3 Academies appear in the list of 200 schools with the highest GCSE results.

Are Academies proven to succeed?

Michael Gove and the DfE claim that academies are proven to succeed. The 2011 GCSE results clearly show that this is untrue. On a range of measures it is becoming clearer that while some academies do well, others do badly, and converting a school into an academy is no guarantee that it will improve. More details here

 

Notes

274 academies entered pupils for GCSEs in 2011

41 are below the government floor target of 35%

212 had entered pupils in 2010 as well, allowing comparison

68 declined or remained the same.

Of the 68 there are 11 with very high results and we have excluded a marginal reduction in their results.

This leaves 57 academies which have declined or remained the same – 27%

 

Academy  Name 2008 2009 2010 2011 2010 to 2011

change

City of London Academy – Islington 38% 43% 31% -12%
Red House Academy 30% 19% -11%
Birkenhead High School Academy 100% 89% -11%
Stockport Academy 27% 25% 51% 41% -10%
The Bulwell Academy 35% 25% -10%
Appleton Academy 47% 37% -10%
Macmillan Academy 69% 68% 75% 66% -9%
Ashcroft Technology Academy 68% 70% 79% 71% -8%
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy 50% 42% -8%
Maltings Academy 38% 50% 42% -8%
New Line Learning Academy 13% 19% 37% 30% -7%
Audenshaw School Academy Trust 64% 57% 74% 67% -7%
Grace Academy Solihull 28% 20% 37% 31% -6%
University of Chester CE Academy 38% 32% -6%
City of London Academy (Southwark) 41% 38% 49% 43% -6%
Bacon’s College 60% 53% 72% 66% -6%
Huish Episcopi Academy 62% 52% 74% 68% -6%
The Steiner Academy Hereford 0% 75% 70% -5%
Havelock Academy 27% 40% 41% 36% -5%
Grace Academy Coventry 29% 45% 40% -5%
The Wellington Academy 45% 40% -5%
The Hereford Academy 25% 40% 36% -4%
Bristol Brunel Academy 35% 25% 45% 41% -4%
Trinity Academy 37% 55% 63% 59% -4%
Landau Forte College 68% 54% 68% 64% -4%
The Belvedere Academy 95% 96% 100% 96% -4%
Corby Business Academy 21% 36% 32% -4%
The Crest Girls Academy 47% 43% -4%
Unity City Academy 18% 23% 28% 25% -3%
Harris Academy Falconwood 42% 60% 57% -3%
CTC Kingshurst Academy 59% 64% 61% -3%
The Fallibroome Academy 75% 67% 75% 72% -3%
South Leeds Academy 29% 26% -3%
The Oxford Academy 18% 31% 28% -3%
Longfield Academy 35% 42% 39% -3%
Heartlands Academy 47% 44% -3%
West Lakes Academy 27% 47% 44% -3%
Thomas Deacon Academy 29% 37% 45% 43% -2%
The King’s Academy 45% 38% 51% 49% -2%
Healing Science Academy 72% 69% 87% 85% -2%
The City Academy Bristol 24% 34% 36% 34% -2%
Manchester Creative and Media Academy for Boys 28% 27% -1%
Spires Academy 32% 30% 32% 31% -1%
Richard Rose Central Academy 27% 32% 31% -1%
Manchester Creative and Media Academy for Girls 38% 37% -1%
George Salter Collegiate Academy 34% 39% 39% 38% -1%
North Liverpool Academy 36% 31% 45% 44% -1%
Abraham Darby Academy 38% 53% 52% -1%
St Paul’s Academy 61% 56% 58% 57% -1%
Northampton School for Boys 86% 86% 83% 82% -1%
Brooke Weston Academy 81% 85% 84% -1%
William Hulme’s Grammar School 93% 85% 90% 89% -1%
The Priory Academy LSST 98% 99% 98% -1%
Kem l Technology College 45% 55% 57% 56% -1%
Sheffield Springs Academy 22% 23% 32% 32% 0%
Clacton Coastal Academy 38% 38% 0%
New Rickstones Academy 36% 40% 40% 0%
Manchester Health Academy 41% 41% 0%
RSA Academy 29% 45% 45% 0%
Nottingham Academy 47% 47% 0%
The St Lawrence Academy 35% 48% 48% 0%
John Cabot Academy 60% 63% 73% 73% 0%
Mossbourne Community Academy 86% 82% 82% 0%
Urmston Grammar Academy 100% 98% 98% 98% 0%
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet 100% 100% 100% 100% 0%
Heckmondwike Grammar School 99% 100% 100% 100% 0%
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 98% 100% 100% 100% 0%
Shireland Collegiate Academy 30% 38% 34% 35% 1%
Richard Rose Morton Academy 28% 34% 35% 1%
The Milton Keynes Academy 19% 20% 1%
Oasis Academy Brightstowe 22% 29% 30% 1%
The Sir Robert Woodard Academy 36% 37% 1%
Ormiston Park Academy 39% 40% 1%
Samworth Church Academy 25% 41% 42% 1%
Shelfield Community Academy 30% 44% 45% 1%
Westminster Academy 20% 38% 45% 46% 1%
Pimlico Academy 42% 59% 60% 1%
The Charter School 53% 56% 66% 67% 1%
Dixons City Academy 89% 90% 79% 80% 1%
Tollbar Academy 81% 86% 82% 83% 1%
Watford Grammar School for Girls 96% 95% 96% 97% 1%
Parkwood Academy 28% 30% 2%
The Open Academy 32% 33% 35% 2%
St Michael and All Angels CofE Academy 25% 27% 46% 48% 2%
The Basildon Upper Academy 31% 33% 2%
Djanogly City Academy Nottingham 33% 37% 36% 38% 2%
West London Academy 32% 31% 38% 40% 2%
Kettering Science Academy 41% 43% 2%
Globe Academy 35% 42% 44% 2%
The Crest Boys Academy 44% 46% 2%
Colston’s Girls’ School 85% 91% 94% 3%
John Madejski Academy 23% 18% 28% 31% 3%
The Academy of St Francis of Assisi 15% 21% 34% 37% 3%
Bristol Metropolitan Academy 39% 42% 3%
Q3 Academy 44% 63% 66% 3%
Cornwallis Academy 48% 53% 53% 57% 4%
Holyrood Academy 48% 50% 54% 58% 4%
Excelsior Academy 12% 25% 29% 4%
Grace Academy Darlaston 32% 36% 4%
Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill 26% 40% 44% 4%
Salford City Academy 31% 34% 49% 53% 4%
Walthamstow Academy 32% 31% 50% 54% 4%
Barnsley Academy 14% 19% 51% 55% 4%
Essa Academy 37% 52% 56% 4%
Chadwell Heath Academy 85% 79% 82% 86% 4%
The Isle of Sheppey Academy 30% 35% 5%
Sheffield Park Academy 22% 25% 31% 36% 5%
Swindon Academy 9% 26% 32% 37% 5%
South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy 36% 41% 5%
Capital City Academy 27% 31% 43% 48% 5%
The Harefield Academy 29% 46% 43% 48% 5%
Oasis Academy Shirley Park 46% 51% 5%
Outwood Academy Adwick 46% 51% 5%
Priory City of Lincoln Academy 28% 41% 46% 5%
The Westlands School 38% 38% 51% 56% 5%
The Giles Academy 48% 53% 51% 56% 5%
Bristol Cathedral Choir School 78% 75% 80% 5%
Paddington Academy 41% 34% 63% 69% 6%
The Cotswold Academy 64% 55% 68% 74% 6%
Hartismere High School 64% 62% 68% 74% 6%
The Marlowe Academy 13% 12% 14% 20% 6%
Bolton St Catherine’s Academy 36% 42% 6%
Oasis Academy Wintringham 22% 26% 38% 44% 6%
Shoreham Academy 45% 51% 6%
St Anne’s Academy 43% 46% 46% 52% 6%
Outwood Grange Academy 71% 77% 6%
Trent Valley Academy 31% 34% 41% 7%
Sirius Academy 40% 47% 7%
Barnfield West Academy Luton 47% 54% 52% 59% 7%
Greensward Academy 55% 65% 72% 7%
Arthur Mellows Village College 50% 63% 65% 72% 7%
George Spencer Academy and Technology College 66% 74% 65% 72% 7%
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 78% 82% 88% 95% 7%
Watford Grammar School for Boys 97% 97% 89% 96% 7%
Merchants’ Academy 17% 25% 32% 7%
Greig City Academy 30% 40% 30% 37% 7%
Northumberland CofE Academy 30% 37% 7%
Leeds West Academy 37% 44% 7%
Oasis Academy Immingham 15% 30% 38% 45% 7%
The Leigh Technology Academy 40% 42% 49% 56% 7%
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 23% 49% 56% 7%
Brine Leas School 64% 76% 73% 80% 7%
Stockley Academy 18% 26% 33% 41% 8%
The Littlehampton Academy 34% 42% 8%
Burlington Danes Academy 41% 50% 67% 75% 8%
Uffculme School 81% 78% 77% 85% 8%
All Saints Academy Dunstable 29% 37% 8%
Park Hall Academy 32% 40% 8%
Ormiston Bushfield Academy 42% 50% 8%
London Academy 36% 35% 45% 53% 8%
The Ridings Federation Winterbourne Inter tio l Academy 72% 80% 8%
Manchester Enterprise Academy 27% 36% 9%
Madeley Academy 43% 47% 48% 57% 9%
The Bushey Academy 21% 30% 9%
Kettering Buccleuch Academy 37% 46% 9%
The Ridings Federation Yate Inter tio l Academy 42% 51% 9%
Droylsden Academy 46% 55% 9%
St George’s Academy 47% 56% 9%
Tudor Grange Academy Worcester 28% 38% 10%
Priory Witham Academy 35% 31% 41% 10%
St Aidan’s Church of England Academy 28% 39% 34% 44% 10%
Manchester Academy 35% 39% 38% 48% 10%
Archbishop Sentamu Academy 28% 39% 49% 10%
Maltby Academy 51% 61% 10%
Hardenhuish School 62% 73% 56% 66% 10%
Walworth Academy 35% 45% 59% 69% 10%
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College 94% 90% 68% 78% 10%
De Warenne Academy 30% 40% 10%
New Charter Academy 33% 36% 46% 10%
The Business Academy Bexley 29% 40% 42% 52% 10%
North Birmingham Academy 32% 43% 11%
North Oxfordshire Academy 28% 25% 38% 49% 11%
Oasis Academy Bristol 22% 29% 40% 11%
Oasis Academy MediaCityUK 31% 41% 52% 11%
Midhurst Rother College 44% 42% 53% 11%
Castle View Enterprise Academy 43% 54% 11%
The Langley Academy 33% 44% 55% 11%
Fulwood Academy 29% 41% 12%
Barnfield South Academy Luton 36% 36% 34% 46% 12%
Oasis Academy Hadley 35% 47% 12%
Marsh Academy 32% 30% 35% 47% 12%
Northampton Academy 26% 40% 35% 47% 12%
Oasis Academy Coulsdon 44% 37% 49% 12%
Bradford Academy 18% 24% 24% 37% 13%
City Academy Norwich 26% 39% 13%
Shenley Academy 33% 46% 13%
Accrington Academy 32% 33% 47% 14%
Academy 360 17% 21% 35% 14%
The Aylesbury Vale Academy 26% 40% 14%
Skinners’ Kent Academy 31% 45% 14%
Harris Academy Purley 47% 61% 14%
The Gateway Academy 17% 31% 42% 56% 14%
Charter Academy 24% 39% 15%
Harris Academy Bermondsey 40% 50% 49% 64% 15%
Harris Academy South Norwood 30% 43% 60% 75% 15%
Dixons Allerton Academy 27% 43% 16%
Furness Academy 33% 49% 16%
Harris Academy at Peckham 29% 26% 34% 50% 16%
St Matthew Academy 23% 23% 43% 59% 16%
Strood Academy 29% 45% 16%
Walsall Academy 49% 61% 52% 68% 16%
David Young Community Academy 32% 29% 31% 48% 17%
St Alban’s Academy 50% 67% 17%
Folkestone Academy 14% 27% 25% 43% 18%
Francis Combe Academy 31% 49% 18%
Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich 42% 38% 49% 67% 18%
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy 19% 35% 38% 57% 19%
Oasis Academy Mayfield 35% 29% 48% 19%
St Mark’s Church of England Academy 22% 28% 23% 43% 20%
Lambeth Academy 35% 36% 59% 23%
Nottingham University Samworth Academy 21% 44% 23%
Harris Academy Merton 38% 48% 49% 75% 26%
St Aldhelm’s Academy 3%
Bishop of Rochester Academy 16%
Havant Academy 22%
University Academy Keighley 26%
Dartmouth Academy 28%
Dover Christ Church Academy 28%
The Thetford Academy 28%
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 31%
North Shore Health Academy 32%
Gloucester Academy 32%
Freebrough Academy 33%
The Eastbourne Academy 33%
Bedford Academy 34%
Brompton Academy 34%
Malcolm Arnold Academy 34%
Drapers’ Academy 36%
The All Saints Church of England Academy 36%
Oasis Academy Oldham 37%
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 37%
Sarum Academy 37%
Harborne Academy 38%
The Bishop of Winchester Academy 38%
Co-Operative Academy at Brownhills 38%
Marine Academy Plymouth 38%
Enterprise South Liverpool Academy 39%
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy 39%
The Quest Academy 41%
Nightingale Academy 42%
King’s Lynn Academy 42%
The Nuneaton Academy 42%
Richmond Park Academy 43%
The Co-operative Academy of Manchester 44%
The Oldham Academy North 44%
The Winsford E-ACT Academy 44%
Thor by Academy 45%
The Bourne Academy 45%
Skegness Academy 45%
The Sutton Academy 46%
Waterhead Academy 46%
Ormiston Venture Academy 46%
Hampton Academy 47%
Skinners’ Academy 48%
Aylward Academy 48%
Landau Forte Academy 48%
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 48%
The Priory Ruskin Academy 48%
Twickenham Academy 49%
North East Wolverhampton Academy 49%
Colchester Academy 49%
Wilmington Academy 49%
Knole Academy 50%
The Taunton Academy 50%
Kearsley Academy 51%
Sidney Stringer Academy 52%
King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy 53%
Tollbar Edge Cleethorpes Academy 53%
Shirebrook Academy 55%
Trinity Academy, Halifax 61%
The Petchey Academy 61%
Ormiston Victory Academy 64%
Sandwell Academy 73%
Duke of York’s Royal Military School 91%
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4 comments

  1. Cornelius@Ofstedwatch said:

    You will probably now see failing academies changing their entrance criteria to try to ‘cherry pick’ the best students from their enlarged catchment areas. This is what Sir Michael Wilshaw (the new HMCI) did when he was Head of the Mossbourne Academy in Hackney- and he delivered outstanding results. Check up on Academy Admission procedures- some of them are quite complicated and convoluted and make interesting reading!

    28 January 2012 at 10:52am
  2. john Hobson said:

    The table seems to missing a final column so it would help if those falling behind were in bold. Also more enlightening to look at the A-C results using just GCSE and no equivalents and the BACC. Strood slips back to 34% and 0%. Clearly Gove has to give the Academies time to find some language and humanities teachers…

    Is it fair to stick the Steiner Academy in this list…as far removed from Government dictats as possible when it comes to its curriculum?

    28 January 2012 at 12:29pm
  3. AAA office said:

    Hi John
    Thanks for pointing that out. Now corrected.
    We have included all the academies in the list so people can see the whole picture.

    28 January 2012 at 8:28pm
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