school's progress highlighted by Department for Education
King Alfred School has this week been ranked among the UK's top
20% of schools for academic progress after its latest positive
findings have come from The Department for Education, which has
just published its full analysis of this summer's GCSE results.
school is given a ranking to highlight their progress, and King
Alfred School has been ranked in the top 'quintile' nationally.
school is at the 20th percentile for academic progress based on
the figure of 62% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C
including English and Maths," headteacher Andy Owen told
2007, the school languished at the 85th percentile nationally
for progress - showing the improvements it has made.
Owen added: "The DfE analysis of our summer results is further
endorsement of the tremendous progress that the school is making
and reflects the huge improvements that have been made in recent
improve from being in the bottom 15% of schools nationally to
be in the top 20% in five years is superb."
external validation of our progress data combined with our excellent
Ofsted inspection in October, Good with Outstanding for Behaviour
and Safety, is highly encouraging and is testament to the hard
work and commitment of our students, parents, governors and staff."