2017 - A GOLDEN YEAR FOR LANGDON ACADEMY
In June, Ofsted finally judged that the school was taking effective action on all outstanding areas for improvement and commended the pace of development, as well as leaders’ sharp and detailed analysis in moving the school forward. Importantly, the inspection concluded that the school would now be expected to achieve at least ‘Good’ at the next full inspection and confirmed that no further monitoring inspections would be required.
In July, these judgments were reinforced when we celebrated the successes in our Primary phase with impressive results in Reception, in Phonics in Y1 and in our Key Stage 1 tests. Our first set of Key Stage 2 tests take place next summer where, once again, we’re expecting our Year 6 pupils to do us proud.
However, if any may have doubted the strength of Langdon’s rapid rise, it was powerfully borne out by this year’s GCSE results. Not only do the raw examination scores beat any in Langdon’s long and mostly proud history, the all-important ‘Progress 8’ score, which forms the basis for school league-tables, was an immensely strong 0.65.
This places us above all of the mixed schools in Newham, except for Brampton Manor, Forest Gate and (by a tiny margin) School 21. This sensational rise for Langdon was the biggest increase of any school in Newham. No other school is making progress as quickly as we are, and that is set to continue.
On 12th October, the Government published 2017 GCSE Data for all schools at www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. You can visit that website to see the data for any school in the country and to compare performance. You will see that Langdon is equal 226th out of 3929 maintained secondary schools and academies. This phenomenal performance places us in the TOP 6% OF SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY!
However, the students who achieved these results have already left the school. So, what about the students who are in Langdon now?
The excellent news is that our current Year 11 students are positioned to smash the Langdon results record yet again. Our data indicates that their GCSEs will give the school another large leap forward next June. And beyond that, we expect each year group to beat the year before them.
This is obviously wonderful news for all those pupils who are already in the school, as well as all those who are planning to join Langdon next September, and beyond.
With over 30 excellent, new staff having joined the academy in September, we are expecting the closing months of 2017 and the whole of 2018 to be even stronger.