The following data relates to school improvement results at academies which are part of the Aldridge Education multi-academy trust. For 2016/17 exam results data this excludes Duke’s Aldridge Academy, which only joined the Trust on 1st September 2017. The data does not include schools which are sponsored or co-sponsored by Aldridge Education, but which are independent Single Academy Trusts reporting directly to the Department for Education. For information on these schools’ results, please visit their own websites.
The Average Points Score on entry to our secondary schools is significantly below national averages – and over two and half points in two of our schools. The percentage of students entitled to Pupil Premium is significantly higher than national averages in all but one of our MAT academies – ranging from 5% to 25% above national. Similarly the percentage of students with SEND needs is significantly higher than national averages in all but one of our existing MAT academies – ranging from 4% to 25% above national.
Sixth-Form Key Stage 5 A-Level & Equivalent Qualification Data (Provisional Results)
|Academic (inc A-Level)||Vocational (inc BTech)|
|Darwen Aldridge Community Academy||57.0%||100.0%||79.0%||99.0%|
|Brighton Aldridge Community Academy||27.3%||100.0%||80.8%||98.1%|
|Portslade Aldridge Community Academy||19.1%||91.5%||92.0%||100.0%|
|Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio||46.0%||100.0%||23.0%||91.0%|
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy Sixth-Form continued its impressive record this year with 100% pass rate at A-Level with 57% at the very highest grades. Performance in vocational qualifications was equally strong. Over two thirds of students accepted offers at university, the great majority of which were first choice places. In addition, approximately two-thirds of students taking up university places were the first members of their family to attend.
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio also had strong A-level results strong (100% pass with 46% at highest grades) and solid vocational results. The percentage of students achieving at least A*-A grade or equivalent at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy increased from 60% to 73%; with 82.9% of students achieving at least one A/A*-B grade or its equivalent. Overall the percentage of highest academic grades (A*-B) across our sixth-forms increased again as did the average academic grades achieved.
Secondary School Key Stages 3 & 4 GCSE Data (Provisional Results)
|English GCSE August 2017||%9-4 (Good Pass)||v. National Average|
|Darwen Aldridge Community Academy||65.0%||+0.1|
|Brighton Aldridge Community Academy||68.0%||+3.1|
|Portslade Aldridge Community Academy||76.0%||+11.1|
|Darwen Vale High School||65.1%||+0.2|
|National Average (Eng Lang)||64.9%|
Two of our four secondary schools were significantly above national average, with the other two being in line with it. At Portslade Aldridge Community Academy the Good pass rate of 76% put it in the top twenty percent nationally of similar schools.
|Maths GCSE August 2017||%9-4 (Good Pass)||v. National Average|
|Darwen Aldridge Community Academy||70.0%||+1.1|
|Brighton Aldridge Community Academy||63.0%||-5.9|
|Portslade Aldridge Community Academy||81.0%||+12.1|
|Darwen Vale High School||59.5%||-9.4|
|National Average (Maths)||68.9%|
Two of our four secondary schools were above national average, with the other two being below but having shown improvement on last year – Brighton being 12% up year on year.
At Portslade Aldridge Community Academy the Good pass rate of 81% put it in the top five percent nationally of similar schools.
Across all subjects 87% of students at Portslade achieved at least one A*/A grade or equivalent. Brighton Aldridge Community Academy student Hummd Ghouri secured 14 GCSEs including 8 grades at A*- A.
|Progress 8 October 2017||Provisional Score|
|Darwen Aldridge Community Academy||-0.49|
|Brighton Aldridge Community Academy||-0.57|
|Portslade Aldridge Community Academy||0.31|
|Darwen Vale High School||–0.50|
A-Typical Entry Point Key Stage 4 GCSE Data (Provisional Results)
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio school is the only school in our multi-academy trust with an a-typical point of entry. Students join the Studio in years 9 or 10, having undertaken their Key Stage 3 at other schools or, in some cases, having been home educated. For students who may not have thrived at their previous school the Studio offers access to an education that better suits them, and the opportunity to re-evaluate their choices and direction before the start of the important GCSE years.
%9-4 (Good Pass)
%9-4 (Good Pass)
|Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio||45.0%||39%|
|Progress 8 August 2017||Provisional Score|
|Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio||-1.50|
Primary School Key Stage 1 & 2
Sudell Primary School is currently the only primary school in the multi-academy trust, having joined us in March 2015.
|% Students at or above expected level|
|2016 / 2017 Key Stage 2||Maths||Reading||Writing||Combined
|v. National Average|
|Sudell Primary School||35%||42%||69.0%||35%||-26%|