3 secondary schools in Westminster are among the top 50 schools in the country in terms of improved GCSE grades, according to new figures released by the Department for Education yesterday.
Out of the 3,506 English schools with published GCSE results, Westminster’s Ark King Solomon Academy (5), Paddington Academy (30) and Westminster Academy (48) all rank within the top 50 for Progress 8 - which captures the grade progress of the pupil from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school compared to other students with similar prior achievements.
Cllr Danny Chalkley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Westminster City Council, said: "It is encouraging to see our schools playing such a leading role and helping young people in Westminster to reach their potential.
"I want to especially congratulate the pupils and teachers at King Solomon on ranking 5th nationwide – a truly remarkable achievement."
"Our GCSE results are among the best in inner-London and we are very proud of all the young people, teachers, parents and countless others who combine to make our schools so successful."
Among local authorities in inner London, Westminster is ranked 3rd for Progress 8, while placing 2nd for average student grades (also known as Attainment 8). Nationwide, Westminster ranks 5th and 10th in the same respective categories.