Portsmouth school is one of the most improved in the country

The Charter Academy in Portsmouth has been ranked as the second most improved school in the whole of England for GCSE results, it was once one of the worst in the country.

Head praises pupils' efforts

In the latest set of results for the Charter Academy in Portsmouth, 72 per cent of students got A* - C grades in English, up from 51 per cent in 2012. Maths was also a particular success with 79 per cent of students getting A*-C in mathematics, up from 70 per cent in 2012.

We are thrilled with these results which prove that our students can achieve the best outcomes in the city. This is just the beginning and we will continue to get outstanding results from these young people who will be able to prepare for university in our sixth form which is opening in September."

– Dame Sharon Hollows, Principal of Charter Academy

Academy tops education league tables

Charter Academy, which is part of the ARK Schools network, is celebrating an excellent year of GCSE results.

The most recent league tables rank it as the best state school in Portsmouth as well as the most improved. It is also the second most improved school in the whole country for GCSE results.

The school has seen a 47 percentage point rise in students getting five good GCSEs, including English and maths, since becoming an ARK school in 2009, making it now the best school in the city.

Charter Academy is also the best school in Portsmouth based on the amount of progress that pupils make.

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