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Posted on August 20th 2015

Harris Academy Battersea achieves best ever GCSE results

Students and staff at Harris Academy Battersea are celebrating today after achieving their best ever GCSE results.
In its first year since replacing Battersea Park School, Harris Academy Battersea has seen a dramatic 23 per cent increase in its GCSE results. The percentage of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths has risen from 45% last year, to an impressive 68%. Under the new Government measures to be introduced next year, the school has also achieved Progress 8 score of 0.83 which far exceeds the 0.50 that a school requires to be rated outstanding by Ofsted and is an incredible achievement.

This year 79% of students achieved a C grade and above in English and 80% for a C grade or above in Maths that is an increase of 14% and 20% respectively from last year an incredible achievement for staff and students. We are now in the top three schools in Wandsworth, one in three of our students achieved at least three A or A stars grades.

Today’s figures follow on from an outstanding set of A-level grades last week in which 65% of A-level entries achieved A*, A or B grades and 88% of entries were graded A*-C. In just one year, the A-level results have risen by more than a grade and now place the academy well inside the top 10% of states schools in the country.
Amidst the Academy’s overall success, the following students achieved exceptional grades:
Najma Warsame - 5A*, 2As, 2Bs
Ashwin Tharoor-Menon - 3A*, 3As, 2Bs
Alexandre Champagne - 1A*, 7As, 1B
Milda Paulauskaite - 3A*, 3As, 1B
Alnoman Kamil - 2A*, 5As, 1B
Goretti Arceviera - 3A*, 2As, 3Bs
Principal David Moody said:
“Our Year 11 have put in an incredible effort this year and they thoroughly deserve everything that they have achieved. To have improved so much in one year is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone within the school.  The Progress 8 score, the new national measure from next year, places them well into what OfSTED would consider outstanding and is a remarkable achievement. They have managed to achieve grades which far exceed both the Local Authority and national averages from last year. The community deserves a school of which it can be proud and it is my hope is that we are on our way to becoming that school. I am incredibly proud of our students and cannot wait for them to join us next year so that we can continue to help them reach the very top Universities.”