There is much to celebrate in KCSP’s 2017 primary and secondary results at all key stages. Our academies have continued to perform extremely well this year and compare very favourably with national and Kent averages across all measures. We are very pleased indeed to be able to say that overall pupils attending our academies attain well in all end of key stage tests and examinations and make better than average progress. We are proud that at Key Stage 4, our Progress 8 score, which is significantly above the national average, has placed KCSP as the 8th best performing MAT in England.
The success of our academies has also been recognised by Ofsted. Since November 2016, half have been re-inspected, with inspectors finding that standards in the vast majority are at least good. Six academies are judged to be outstanding.
This success is due to the hard work and dedication of our headteachers, leaders, staff and governors - and of course the pupils themselves, supported by their parents. As we enter 2018, I know that everyone is determined to build on last year’s achievements and make this year’s even better!
Director of School Improvement
· KCSP’s five secondary academies are all non-selective schools in Kent which is a highly selective area, including at Key Stage 5. In 2017, the average GCSE points score (APS) for all students nationally was 6.2, whereas the average APS for students studying in KCSP 6th forms was under 6 (below the national average).
· Across all trust academies, on average students gained a grade of C- for all academic (A level) courses. The national average for state-funded schools is grade C and the average for Kent is C+.
· The average grade for students’ best 3 A levels is a grade C, compared with a C+ for state-funded schools nationally and for Kent.
· Students taking Applied General courses achieved very well. The average grade across trust academies was Distinction*-, ahead of the Kent, London and national average.