Ofsted and Performance Data


Extract from Ofsted report

This school continues to be good.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. You and your leadership team put the well-being, learning and progress of pupils at the heart of everything you do. You have developed the school as a family, confident of its place in the local community but never complacent and always striving to do better. These school values are clearly communicated to pupils, who articulated them well in conversation with inspectors. Pupils thrive in this aspirational, challenging and caring ethos. 

Leaders at all levels work effectively, showing good capacity for further improvement. This, together with strong teaching, is having a positive impact on pupils’ learning and progress across the school. This is particularly true in the sixth form, where, in 2017, students’ progress was consistently above average across the range of academic and vocational qualifications.

Initiatives such as the school’s focus on purposeful talk in classrooms are also beginning to make a difference. Staff are knowledgeable about the purpose of structured talk and fully committed to ensuring that pupils benefit from opportunities to improve their communication skills and deepen their understanding

School leaders know that further work needs to be done so that outcomes in mathematics are as good as in English; some inconsistencies in teaching remain, particularly in the extent to which most-able pupils are challenged.

Governors know the school very well and keep a close eye on the range of school information so that they can provide the challenge and support needed to bring about further improvement. Through governors’ panels, they have developed a key role in supporting pupils who may be at risk of exclusion and their families. The Ark schools’ network supports the school effectively, for example making sure that assessments are accurate and interpreting pupils’ progress information. Ark consultants provide valuable support for teaching and subjects when required.

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Ark Walworth Academy Performace Data

GCSE Results 2017

The school's Progress 8 score was +0.21 which means students made better than expected progress from Key Stage 2 to 4

2017 Key Stage 4 Performance Headlines Score Commentary
KS4 (Year 7 to 11)  Progress 8:  +0.21* An increase on 2016 and above the national average.
Year 11 Average Attainment 8 4.7 An increase on 2016.
Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 4+ or better in English and maths GCSE 62% An increase of 12%(equivalent to a C grade)
Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 5+ or better in English and maths GCSE 50% An increase of 20%
Percentage of pupils entered for Ebacc 54% An increase of 9%
Percentage of  pupils who achieved the Ebacc 29% An increase of 5%


Sixth form results 2017

Again the school surged ahead with a strong progress performance in the Vocational qualification route, meaning students made better than expected progress. In the Academic A-Level route students’ performance was in line with expected progress.


2017 Key Stage 5 Performance Headlines Score Commentary
Level 3 value added to the students       +0.55 Outstanding value added     
 3+ A*-B including equivalents 44% Our highest
3+ A*-C including equivalents 74% Our highest
ALPS Grade 3 Top 25% in the country
All students achieved 3 A Levels including equivalents.         


All grades were A* -D with NO E Grades.    
55% of students achieved entry into Russell Group Universities.    

Retention Data September 2017

Sixty students from Ark Walworth Academy moved from Year 11 into Year 12 in September 2017 and made up 81% of the Sixth Form cohort.

19% of students who started Sixth Form in September 2017 were from an external school. 

Ark Walworth Academy Destinations Summary

AWA Destinations Summary 2017


The full DfE performance data for Ark Walworth Academy can be found at:

DfE Performance Data


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The 2016 DfE performance data for Walworth Academy can be viewed here.

Academy Improvement Plan and Self Evaluation 2016.pdf

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