Ofsted and performance data

Under the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulation, schools must now also publish the following online:

  • The school's 16-18 results including details of progress, attainment, English and mathematics progress, retention and destinations
  • The regulations also make changes to what specific information must be published about Key Stage 2 and KS4 results, and the pupil premium grant

Our headline results for 2016 is as follows:

  • % Pupils achieving 5 A*-C including English and maths: 78%
  • % Pupils achieving a grade C or better in English and maths GCSEs: 78% 
  • Progress 8 score: 0.78
  • Attainment 8 score: 5.4 (C+)
  • % Pupils achieving Ebacc: 35%
  • English 85% A* - C , Maths 84% A*- C

DfE data on the academy is available from the following link.


The Ofsted school data dashboard for the academy is available at the link below.


Ofsted and Church of England inspections

Ofsted inspection report, October 2011

“St Alban’s academy gives richness and meaning to many students’ lives and provides an outstanding standard of education.” say Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted inspectors have awarded St Albans Academy in Highgate their highest rating, outstanding, just two years after the school opened as an ARK academy. Just 14% of schools nationally achieve the outstanding accolade so it is an exceptional achievement.

The full OFSTED report is available to download here.

Ofsted inspection report, November 2010

Ofsted completed their first monitoring of St Alban’s since it became an ARK academy and judged the school to be making good progress. Inspectors noted the exceptional progress made in transforming behaviour and ethos, the high quality of the maths and engineering specialisms and the very effective care, guidance and support offered, particularly to the most vulnerable children. The full report is available to download here.

Ofsted report November 2007

"St Alban’s is a good school. It is totally committed to encouraging all students to learn to the best of their ability and to ‘challenge every individual to make the most of their God-given talents’ as stated in its mission statement.
Students’ personal development and well-being are good and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Their excellent attendance is evidence of the positive way they view learning and enjoy school."

Church of England inspection

All schools with a denominational ethos are inspected by their religious authorities to evaluate their effectiveness as a church school (known as a section 48 inspection). In its most recent inspection of St Albans in December 2007 the section 48 inspector said:

"St Alban’s College is an outstanding Church of England school. The leadership is strong and effective with a clear educational rationale and a Christian vision of how the college can and does contribute to the Anglican mission in education.”
Section 48