Academy’s results are just top class

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Milton Keynes Academy is one of the fastest improving schools in the country.

That’s according to figures in the new Secondary Performance Tables for 2012/13, out today.

The percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths, has increased in just two years from 19 per cent to 53 per cent.

Progress in English at the Academy is in the top three per cent of secondary schools nationally.

Principal Dara Carroll said: “Over the last two years we have set out to redefine and transform the way we approach education.

“There has been a remorseless focus on the quality of teaching and the progress of students, which teachers and students have responded to magnificently.

“Links with the community and businesses have also been key to our approach, with over 100 students benefiting from the expertise and experience of local business mentors.”

He added: “These new school tables simply confirm our journey of rapid improvement.

“We never forget that behind these numbers sit hundreds of young people with their life chances transformed by better qualifications.

“While of course I am delighted with the progress we have made, I know none of us involved at the Academy are taking anything for granted and are relentless in the pursuit of raising standards.

“We have simply started to scratch the surface in releasing the potential of our students.

“Our students, and the community we serve, demand and deserve no less from us.”