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Academies: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) GCSE results and (b) truancy rates were for each academy in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. (149892)

The first academies opened in September 2002, so the first year in which GCSEs were taken by academy pupils was 2003, GCSE results for each academy where pupils have taken GCSEs are provided in tables A and B.

The Department collects information on unauthorised absence rates, and it includes instances of lateness and family holidays that have not been authorised by the school, as well as truancy. Table C shows the unauthorised absence rates for each academy for 2002-03 (the first year in which academies were open and submitted absence data) to 2005-06 (the latest absence data available). Overall, the level of unauthorised absence in academies shows a downward trend.

Table A: Percentage of pupils in academies achievingfive A1-C at GCSE

Academy

Year opened

2003 KS4 results1

2004 KS4 results1

2005 KS4 results

2006 KS4 results

The Business Academy, Bexley

2002

21.0

34.3

29.1

32.3

Greig City Academy, Haringey

2002

35.0

25.7

54.6

60.7

Unity City Academy, Middlesbrough

2002

15.7

17.4

16.2

33.5

The Academy at Peckham

2003

n/a

11,9

22.0

30.1

Capital City Academy, Brent

2003

n/a

29,2

16.4

31.3

The West London Academy, Ealing

2003

n/a

34.7

28.2

47.7

Manchester Academy

2003

n/a

8.4

24.6

28.7

The City Academy, Bristol

2003

n/a

32.7

53.6

49.7

The Kings Academy, Middlesbrough

2003

n/a

33.8

43.6

34.8

The Walsall City Academy

2003

n/a

50,0

65.5

57.4

Djanogly City Academy, Nottingham

2003

n/a

51.5

58.3

56.7

London Academy, Barnet

2004

n/a

n/a

48.2

50.9

Stockley Academy, Hillingdon

2004

n/a

n/a

19.8

31.9

Northampton Academy

2004

n/a

n/a

35.2

40.2

St Paul's Academy, Greenwich

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

59.1

Haberdashers’ Knights Academy, Lewisham

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

29.3

Harefield Academy, Hillingdon

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

32.1

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

40.2

Salford City Academy

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

49.5

Trinity Academy, Doncaster

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

33.8

Marlowe Academy, Kent

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

28.0

Dixons City Academy, Bradford**

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

96.9

Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Academy, Lewisham2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

93.6

Macmillan Academy, Middlesbrough2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

92.9

1 2003 and 2004 results are based on pupils who were aged 15 at the time of taking their KS4 exams. This changed to any pupils that had taken their exams by the end of K84 in 2005. 2 Former City technology colleges that have converted to Academy status. Source: KS4 School Level Attainment Files

Table B: Percentage of pupils in academies achieving five A1-C including English and Maths at GCSE

Academy

Year opened

2003 KS4 results1

2004 KS4 results1

2005 KS4 results

2006 KS4 results

The Business Academy, Bexley

2002

15.2

13.1

15.7

27.1

Greig City Academy, Haringey

2002

19.4

9.9

10.0

15.2

Unity City Academy, Middlesbrough

2002

7.1

7.5

6.3

14.1

The Academy at Peckham

2003

n/a

10.3

17.7

22.9

Capital City Academy, Brent

2003

n/a

16.7

11.5

18.3

The West London Academy, Ealing

2003

n/a

7.6

10.9

25.2

Manchester Academy

2003

n/a

5.9

12.3

22.8

The City Academy, Bristol

2003

n/a

15.8

19.3

17.6

The Kings Academy, Middlesbrough

2003

n/a

26.5

22.9

23.0

The Walsall City Academy

2003

n/a

5.4

18.2

24.1

Djanogly City Academy, Nottingham

2003

n/a

19.4

17.9

25.6

London Academy, Barnet

2004

n/a

n/a

24.1

32.0

Stockley Academy, Hillingdon

2004

n/a

n/a

9.4

16.0

Northampton Academy

2004

n/a

n/a

17.6

23.8

St. Paul's Academy, Greenwich

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

39.1

Haberdashers' Knights Academy, Lewisham

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

14.3

Harefield Academy, Hillingdon

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

.31.1

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

17.0

Salford City Academy

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

26.7

Trinity Academy, Doncaster

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

19.4

Marlowe Academy, Kent

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

4.9

Dixons City Academy, Bradford2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

78.9

Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Academy, Lewisham2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

90.7

Macmillan Academy, Middlesbrough2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

67.0

1 2003 and 2004 results are based on pupils who were aged 15 at the time of taking their KS4 exams. This changed to any pupils that had taken their exams by the end of KS4 in 2005. 2 Former City technology colleges that have converted to academy status Source: KS4 School Level Attainment Files.

Table C: Unauthorised absence in academies

Academy

Year opened

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

The Business Academy, Bexley

2002

2.0

1.0

0.7

1.1

Greig City Academy, Haringey

2002

5.1

1.9

1.4

0.6

Unity City Academy, Middlesbrough

2002

2.0

2.8

6.2

6.1

The Academy at Peckham

2003

n/a

3.6

2.8

1.9

Capital City Academy, Brent

2003

n/a

5.9

6.5

1.1

The West London Academy, Ealing

2003

n/a

2.6

2.0

0.7

Manchester Academy

2003

n/a

4.2

2.5

1.5

The City Academy, Bristol

2003

n/a

0.2

0.4

1.1

The Kings Academy, Middlesbrough

2003

n/a

8,2

7.3

5.7

The Walsall City Academy

2003

n/a

0.3

0.8

0.7

Djanogly City Academy, Nottingham

2003

n/a

1.4

1.7

1.6

London Academy, Barnet

2004

n/a

n/a

0.5

0.5

City of London Southwark Academy

2004

n/a

n/a

1.2

1.2

Lambeth Academy

2004

n/a

n/a

2.4

1.2

Stockley Academy, Hillingdon

2004

n/a

n/a

3.9

4.3

Northampton Academy

2004

n/a

n/a

3.2

2.8

Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney

2004

n/a

n/a

0.2

0,2

St Paul's Academy, Greenwich

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

0.8

Haberdashers’ Knights Academy, Lewisham

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

2.3

Harefield Academy, Hillingdon

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

1.4

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

3.1

Salford City Academy

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

2.3

Trinity Academy, Doncaster

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

4.3

Marlowe Academy, Kent

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

Dixons City Academy, Bradford2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

3

Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Academy, Lewisham2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

0.5

Macmillan Academy, Middlesbrough2

2005

n/a

n/a

n/a

3

1 No information received. 2 Former City Technology Colleges that have converted to Academy status. 3 Percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence is less than 0.1 per cent. Source: Achievement and Attainment Tables.