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Alina Alecu
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We are in top 1% of schools nationally 

According to Department for Education Performance Tables published today, Paddington Academy is one of the best schools in Westminster for Progress 8 which measures the amount of progress students make from the end of primary school until the end of Year 11. 

This summer, the Academy achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.95 which is well above the national average.  This means that students at Paddington achieve close to one grade higher than the national average in EVERY GCSE that they take.  This is hugely significant, and a considerable rise from 0.78 last year.  This score places the Academy in the top 1% of schools nationally; it is placed 69th out of over 6,400 schools. This achievement is even more impressive as the school has scored consistently within the top 1% at this measure for the last 6 years.  

This year, Paddington Academy achieved its best ever GCSE results with 82% of students achieving 4+ in both English and Maths and 56% gaining a 5+ and 65% of all students achieved the English Baccalaureate.

Peter Jones, Principal at Paddington Academy, said:  “We are very pleased with our standing in this year’s tables which once again demonstrates the considerable value we add to our students during their time at Paddington Academy.  To be placed in the top 1% of schools nationally is a significant achievement and is testament to our incredible staff who always go the extra mile for students. At Paddington Academy, we are committed to giving all our students – whatever their starting point – an outstanding education which inspires, challenges and interests them and fully prepares them to succeed in adult life.  We were delighted to welcome so many of last year’s GCSE cohort into our flourishing Sixth Form.  With all the foundations for learning well established, our students are able to enjoy all the opportunities available in our Sixth Form and set their sights on following whichever career path they choose.”

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