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Top 3% of most improved schools in England!
Thursday 6 February 2020
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Department for Education confirms remarkable work at Kings

New national data released today (6 February) by the Department for Education reveals Kings College, Guildford, part of the Guilford Education Partnership (GEP Academies), has come in the top 3 most improved schools in Surrey in terms of the progress children make between the end of primary and end of secondary school. The school is also in the top 3% for the most improved academic performance in England.


The secondary performance tables, which rank schools in England by their 2019 Key Stage 4 results, including GCSEs, shows Kings pupils are excelling in the classroom. Last year, the proportion of students achieving a grade 4 at English GCSE rose from 54 to 74% and the number achieving a 5 rose from 28 to 51%. This is an astonishing increase, testament to the school’s ambitious curriculum and the dedication of its staff.


Kings College Academy joined the GEP in September 2014. It has gone from strength to strength in the last few years.


Principal Alastair McKenzie said:

“I am immensely proud of our school community today. Like all schools, Kings has its challenges, but the moment you step into one of our classrooms you are buoyed by the students' appetite for learning and the positive relationships they have with the staff who guide them.”


“These results are no short-term coincidence - they are down to the sustained hard work of our children and the tireless expertise of their teachers.”


Chris Tweedale, Chief Executive of GEP Academies, said:


“This is a fantastic result for Kings and I want to congratulate Alastair and the whole team for the transformative effect they are having, setting pupils from all backgrounds on the path to bright futures.”