One of the schools worst affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy has turned in a sterling set of exam results.
A number of pupils living in the perished tower attended Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA), next door and several of its pupils lost their lives in the fire which tore through the building on June 14.
Shell-shocked students still sat AS exams and on Thursday (August 17) KAA announced exam results which placed them among the top performing school in the country.
The AS results are its first ever set of national exams and an important milestone for the academy.
- KAA is in the top 10% UK schools for value added, with students getting on average one whole grade higher than national expectations.
- 62% of all entries graded A-C (42% A to B).
Some individual departments enjoyed exceptional success, including:
- English: 86% A to C (68% A-B).
- History: 80% A to C.
- French: 88% A to C (75% A-B).
- Drama: 82% A to C.
- Religious Studies: 100% A to C (89% A-B).
Principal, David Benson, said: “I could not be prouder of our students today.
"As our ‘founder cohort’ of sixth formers they are pioneers who had the courage to come and start an exceptional Sixth Form here in Notting Hill.
“These results underline the quality and standards we see in lessons every day.
“I was particularly pleased with our value added results, and the way students appear to be achieving a grade higher with us than they would elsewhere.”
The school opened with Year 7 in September 2014, and have been growing every year, and will have 960 students on roll in September.
Kensington and Chelsea Council said pupils who took exams in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire will have their grades reviewed and modified to ensure their higher education prospects are not compromised by the tragedy.
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