Ofsted and Results

Westminster Academy has been judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Click below to view the school inspection report on the Ofsted website.

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Since opening, the Academy has more than tripled its examination results at GCSE with over 70% of students achieving 9-4 grades in core subjects. In 2018 73% of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and maths. The Academy is consistently ranked among the top schools in the country for its 'Progress 8' score. 

Our popular International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme once again resulted in a 100% success rate for Sixth Formers in 2018, with IBDP students surpassing the world average score.

Teaching angle

Key Stage 4 Performance Data

Year 11 performance data 2018 2017  2016 National average 2018
Progress 8 (progress made between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school) +0.63 +0.8 +0.68 -0.02
Attainment 8 (how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications) 52.9 53.9 54.5 44.5
% achieving grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs (Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 - low - to 9 - high. Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a low grade B or a high grade C in the old grading) 52% 55% (Reformed grading for 2017) 40%
% achieving grade 4 or above in the 2017 reformed English and maths GCSEs (grade 4 or above in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a grade C or above in the old grading) 73% 77% 73% 64%
% of students entering for the English Baccalaureate (students entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography) 39% 51% 37% 35%
EBacc average point score (a student's average point score across the five 'pillars' of the English Baccalaureate: English language and literature, maths, the sciences, geography or history and a language) 4.64 New performance measure for 2018 New performance measure for 2018 3.85
Student destinations: % of students staying in education or employment for at least two terms after key stage 4 93% 90% 91% 94%

To view further information about the latest key stage 4 performance data for Westminster Academy, please access the following link:

School performance data

Key Stage 5 Performance Data

Please note that DfE performance tables involve converting IB points into A Level grades, on the assumption that students took three A Levels. They do not necessarily reflect the breadth of students' achievements across the IBDP and IBCP, both of which are significantly larger qualifications.

Year 13 performance data 2018 2017 2016 National average 2018

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Average score

34 33 31.7

World average 2018:



Academic qualifications

-0.11 -0.25 +0.01 0.00

Academic qualifications

Average result
B- (35.55 points) B- (35.85 points) C+ (34.85 points) C+ (33.66 points)

Applied general qualifications (broad vocational qualifications)

+0.20 +0.22 -0.56 0.00

Applied general qualifications

Average result
Dist (35.64 points) Dist*- (43.06) Dist- (33.33 points) Merit+ (28.45 points)
Student destinations (education and employment after 16 to 18) 91% 91% 78% 89%

To view further information about the latest key stage 5 performance data for Westminster Academy, please access the following link:

School Performance Data

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