A big jump in results at Southsea’s Charter Academy

Youngsters at Manor Infant School and Nursery celebrate with headteacher Ashley Howard, centre. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Infant school rated ‘good’ four years after being placed into special measures

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STUDENTS and staff at Charter Academy are celebrating after GCSE exam results from this year went up.

Due to some revised marks, a total of 68 per cent of students at the Southsea school achieved the gold standard of five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.

The results take Charter Academy to the top of the Portsmouth league table, just four years after the school became an academy in September 2009.

Principal, Dame Sharon Hollows, said: ‘This is great news – both for the student who now has a pass in English and for the academy as a whole. The 68 per cent pass rate at five of more A*-C grades including English and maths makes our results among the best in Portsmouth.

‘In four years we’ve gone from the bottom of the Portsmouth league to the top.

‘I could not be more delighted for our students and staff and I’d like to congratulate them all.’

Charter Academy opened in 2009, replacing St Luke’s School, and is one of 27 Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) academies. A total of 11 of the 12 ARK academies so far inspected by Ofsted have been rated good or outstanding.