Performance Measures

Our (provisional) KS4 headline results for 2019 are as follows:

  • Progress 8 score: 0.5 (Well above average category)
  • Attainment 8 score: 46.4
  • % Pupils achieving Grade 4 or above in English and maths GCSEs: 70%
  • % Pupils achieving a Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs: 44%
  • % Pupils entering EBacc: 74.8%
  • EBacc average point score 4.33
  • % Achieving a Grade 5 or above in English Language or Literature GCSE: 75%
  • % Achieving a Grade 5 or above in Maths GCSE: 51%
  • Staying in education or entering employment: 94%

Our KS5 headline results for 2019 are 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%
  • Progress our students have made compared to students across the country: -0.06 (A-Level). +0.44 (BTEC). Awaiting 2019 national figures.
  • Average Grade: C (A Level) and Distinction+ (BTEC)
  • Progress students our college have made in English and maths: 100% of students re-sitting English or Maths in Year 12 or 13 passed at a Grade 4+ in 2019.
  • Retention (this is the proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on at our college). 92% of 2017 starters completed their programme of study in 2019 (71 out of 77).

Our Academy attendance for 2019-2020 was: 94.83% (September to July) and 95.40% (September to March/Lockdown)

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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