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 Performance Data

GCSE Results 2018

2018 Key Stage 4 Performance Headlines Score Commentary
KS4 (Year 7 to 11)  Progress 8:  -0.44  
Year 11 Average Attainment 8 tbc  
Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 4+ or better in English and maths GCSE tbc  
Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 5+ or better in English and maths GCSE 27%  
Percentage of pupils entered for Ebacc 54%  
Percentage of  pupils who achieved the Ebacc tbc  


Sixth form results 2018

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.

2018 Key Stage 5 Performance Headlines Score Commentary
Level 3 value added to the students       -0.37      
 3+ A*-B including equivalents 9%  
3+ A*-C including equivalents 45%  
ALPS Grade 3  
All students achieved 3 A Levels including equivalents.                     


Top-Third Universities 42%  
Teaching Excellence Framework Gold &silver Universities. 64%  


Retention Data September 2018

37 students from Ark Walworth Academy moved from Year 11 into Year 12 in September 2018 and made up 54% of the Sixth Form cohort.

32% of students who started Sixth Form in September 2018 were from an external school. 


Ark Walworth Academy Destinations Summary

AWA Destinations Summary 2018


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DfE Performance Data


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