Skip to main content

Academies: Standards

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which academies are categorised in the national challenge; and if he will make a statement. (248635)

There are 32 Academies (listed in the following table) where fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils achieved five or more A* - C grades including English and mathematics at GCSE in 2008 and which are categorised in the National Challenge.

Barnsley Academy

Bradford Academy

Business Academy, Bexley

Capital City Academy

City Academy, Bristol

Eastbourne Academy (Darlington)

Folkestone Academy

Gateway Academy

Grace Academy, Solihull

Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy

Harefield Academy

Harris Academy, Peckham

Havelock Academy

John Madejski Academy

Marlowe Academy

New Line Learning Academy

North Oxfordshire Academy

Oasis Academy, Immingham

Oasis Academy, Winteringham

Northampton Academy

Sheffield Park Academy

Sheffield Springs Academy

Stockport Academy

St. Francis of Assisi Academy

St. Mark's Academy

St. Matthew Academy

St. Michael's and All Angels Academy

Stockley Academy

Swindon Academy

Thomas Deacon Academy

Westminster Academy

Unity Academy

Academies are leading the way in reducing low attainment. For the 36 academies with results in both 2007 and 2008 there has been an increase of 4.3 percentage points in the FIVE or more A* to C figure, including English and maths, compared to 2.5 percentage points nationally.