New national data released on 6 February by the Department for Education revealed Kings College, Guildford, has come in the top 3 most improved schools in the county in terms of the progress children make between the end of primary and end of secondary school. The school is also in the top 3% for the most improved academic performance in England.
The secondary performance tables, which rank schools in England by their 2019 Key Stage 4 results, including GCSEs, shows Kings pupils are excelling in the classroom. Last year, the proportion of students achieving a grade 4 at English GCSE rose from 54 to 74% and the number achieving a 5 rose from 28 to 51%. This is an astonishing increase, testament to the school’s ambitious curriculum and the dedication of its staff.
Principal, Alastair McKenzie said:
“I am immensely proud of our school community today. Like all schools, Kings has its challenges, but the moment you step into one of our classrooms you are buoyed by the children’s’ appetite for learning and the positive relationships they have with the staff who guide them.”
“These results are no short-term coincidence – they are down to the sustained hard work of our children and the tireless expertise of their teachers.”
School Standards Minister Lord Agnew said:
“These results are truly impressive and demonstrate what can be achieved through the hard work of pupils, teachers and leaders. Across the country academies are demonstrating their worth by driving up entry to the EBacc – which is key to opening opportunities for young people and raising standards in our schools – and recording impressive results year after year.”