Press Release 16th October 2017
Khalsa Secondary Academy, a Free School in South Buckinghamshire is celebrating after coming out in top position in the new progress 8 measure across all grammar and non-selective schools within the whole of Buckinghamshire.
The new progress 8 measure compares the level of progress that students make between KS2 and KS4 across 8 subjects including English and Maths. National data was released late last week by the DFE.
“This is a fantastic achievement by our students, many of which have come to the school with below the expected level of attainment and have achieved such outstanding results. The students, parents, staff and governors have achieved so much against significant challenges”, said Nick Singh Kandola, CEO, Khalsa Academies Trust.
Approximately, 65% of our pupils live in Slough and when comparing the results of Khalsa Secondary Academy with Slough schools, it was ranked in second place across all grammar and non-selective schools and number 1 across all non-selective schools.
Overall, just over 79% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and Mathematics. This is an excellent achievement and just as impressive is the 64% of pupils who achieved a score of 5 or more in both English and Mathematics, the new reformed GCSEs.
At a national level, Khalsa Secondary Academy came out in 26th position in the Progress 8 measure across all of the 5000+ secondary schools which puts it firmly in the top 1% nationally.
In terms of the Attainment 8 score which measures attainment across 8 subjects, it ranked in the top 5% nationally.
Another measure, the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects which is designed to look at performance across a range of core subjects, the school was ranked 169th which is within the top 4% nationally.
Mrs Sulina Piesse, Principal, stated, “We are immensely proud of our students who have worked so hard for these results and they thoroughly deserve this success. We are lucky to have such dedicated staff and supportive parents who have worked with us to ensure their children have thrived and achieved so well”. “We wish them very success in their future school careers”.
The Khalsa Secondary Academy is a non-selective school which caters for the Slough and South Bucks communities.Khalsa Secondary Academy was inspected by Ofsted in September 2017 and was awarded a Good rating across all four categories. The full Ofsted report can be found at www.khalsasecondaryacademy.com
Khalsa Secondary School is part of the Khalsa Academies Trust, based in Stoke Poges the Trust also runs the Khalsa Academy in Wolverhampton and the ATAM Academy in Redbridge.
For further information, please contact Nick Singh Kandola at email@example.com or 01753 662009
For full information please see attached press release which includes editors information and details of the DFE data source
Our very first GCSE results 2017
- 79% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C including English and Mathematics. This is an excellent achievement.
- An impressive 64% of pupils achieved a grade 5 or more in both English and Mathematics, in the new reformed GCSEs.
- A quarter of all students achieved an outstanding 6 or more A*/A grades. 82% of our students achieved at least 1 A* grade.
- The new Progress 8 score, which measures the progress made by students in their 8 best GCSEs would place the school amongst the top performing schools nationally.
- The school achieved a score of +0.76 which is well above the expected national averages and likely to place it within the top 10% nationally.
- The school achieved an amazing 54% in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) against the expected national average of around 25%.
- The Attainment 8 score, which measures attainment across their 8 best GCSEs came in at 57 against an expected national average of 50.
Why did we do so well? Three reasons:
- An excellent year group of hardworking students who really wanted to do well.
- Really dedicated staff who ran after-school study clubs, Saturday classes and holiday revision lessons.
- Parents who were incredibly supportive of the school’s aims and encouraged (or nagged when necessary!) their sons and daughters to do well.