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 (provisional) KS4 headline results for 2018 is as follows:

  • Progress 8 score: 0.59
  • Attainment 8 score: 4.6 
  • % Pupils achieving Grade 4 or above in English and maths GCSEs: 70%
  • % Pupils achieving a Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs: 46%
  • % Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above: 21%
  • % Acheiving a Grade 5 or above in English Language or Literature GCSE: 75%
  • % Acheiving a Grade 5 or above in Maths GCSE: 51%
  • Staying in education or entering employment: 94%

Our KS5 headline results for 2018 is as follows:

  • Average point score per A level entry expressed as a grade: C
    • A level value added score: -0.03
    • % achieving 3 + A Levels grades A - C: 64%
  • student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 96%


Our Academy attendance for 2017-2018 was: 94.9%


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


The Ofsted report for the academy is available at the link below.


Ofsted and Church of England inspections

Ofsted Section 8, Monitoring Inspection - December 2015

"The behaviour of pupils observed during the inspection was of a very high standard. They were smartly dressed and wore their uniform with pride. In lessons, pupils were interested and engaged. They worked hard and were proud of their achievements. Pupils with special educational needs were especially enthusiastic as they improved their literacy in ‘reading recovery lessons’ where their progress was palpable. Pupils in Year 7 have adjusted well into the academy’s high academic expectations. A very challenging discussion of Spanish grammar was conducted almost entirely in Spanish. Pupils in Year 9 were eager to show their bottle openers that they had made in design and technology, and pupils in Year 11 worked hard to analyse their recent mock examinations so that they could learn from their mistakes." 

The full Ofsted monitoring report can be here.

Ofsted Section 5 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 Section 8 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

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report Section 48, Church of England inspection

SIAMS report 8 and 9 March 2017.pdf

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

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