UAK is celebrating its best ever results, which show continued improvements in standards of achievement for Year 11 students. There have been significant improvements in the headline measures in English and mathematics, with 48% of students achieving the new grades 4 – 9, compared to just 16% in 2015. Many students have made very good progress at the school with some notable impressive individual student performances from Keiran Khaliq (9A*/A grades), Sabah Jabin (8 A*/A grades), Usman Rauf (7 A*/A grades),Sarah McQuillan, Kiran Ali and Hasina Khan (6 A*/A grades).
Academy principal, Bernie Addison, stated: ‘This has been a very exciting year at UAK and we are delighted with the achievements of all our students. There have been many changes to GCSE courses and we are so proud of how our students have coped with these challenges and worked hard to achieve really high grades. I would like to thank our hardworking staff team and our sponsors, the University of Bradford and Bradford Council, who have supported the improvements at UAK. There have been a lot of changes at UAK and we have been really fortunate to have had really good support from parents and families, who have worked with us to ensure that every single child’s educational experience at UAK is high quality. We have further improvements planned for 2017 -18 and we are looking forward to an ambitious and exciting year ahead’.
The 2017 results see continued improvement at UAK, which was recently recognised as one of the most improved schools in the region following a dip in its results in 2015. Since then, Ofsted have commended the school on taking effective steps to improve the attainment and achievement of all students with the results in 2017 indicating that changes at the school are having the desired impact upon the quality of education.
Joanne Marshall, Chair of the Governing Body stated on behalf of the sponsor, the University of Bradford: ‘We’re extremely pleased with the results this year and the general improvement in the school. This demonstrates the commitment from the University, leadership team and staff to make this an outstanding school.’