UAK was delighted to see the publication of its 2017 results in the newly released performance tables this week. For the second year running, UAK is the only school in Keighley to record a Positive Progress 8 score.
This new grading in schools’ performance measures the progress that all pupils make from leaving primary school to gaining their qualifications in Year 11. UAK’s positive score, which is well above Bradford’s average, means that pupils make more progress than expected. In addition to this, UAK recorded the highest grade 4 (broadly a C) in its Basics measure (English and mathematics) in Keighley, with 49% of pupils achieving this harder measure. This is in contrast to 2015, when only 16% of pupils achieved this level.
Bernie Addison, Principal at UAK said: “We are delighted with the improvements being made at UAK and it is reassuring that the progress that pupils are making is being recognised as positive. I think the performance tables will reassure parents and families that all pupils are being well educated and supported at the academy.”
Joanne Marshall, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at the sponsor, the University of Bradford and Chair of the Governing Body at UAK, said: “This is a really impressive achievement and is testimony to the hard work of all staff and pupils at UAK. To have made such progress in such a short time is remarkable and to be a beacon of progress in Keighley and the wider Bradford area is outstanding.”
Adding: “The University is proud to be part of this continuing story of successful progress and achievement and to be able to play a practical role in helping pupils to develop and fulfil their aspirations and understand the importance and value of their qualifications.”