GCSE success soars at Bridge Academy

GCSE students at Bridge AP Academy in Fulham have showed a strong improvement in their GCSE pass rates this summer.

The pass rate at the Alternative Provision academy hit 73 per cent, up from 67 per cent last year.

While the percentage of learners achieving a 'good' (A* to C) pass rose again and exceeded the national average for Pupil Referral Units / AP academies by a considerable margin.

Krishna Purbhoo, executive headteacher, TBAP West, said: “Our learners, staff, carers and parents have worked incredibly hard and can be extremely proud of their achievements.

“The year on year improvement in good GCSE passes, particularly at the Bridge Academy is very satisfying.

“A strong commitment to learning, support and progress has helped learners at TBAP West to continue to exceed national expectations for Alternative Provision and achieve exceptional outcomes.”

Examples of success stories

KV-P joined TBAP in Year 11, not having been in education for a significant period of time, following a series of exclusions from mainstream schools.

He overcame an anxiety of failure, built extremely positive relationships with staff and blossomed into a confident proud young man.

As a result of interventions and KV-P's exceptional hard work, he leaves TBAP with 8 GSCE's including an A* in Spanish and a C or equivalent in maths and music.

KV-P is now looking to study accounting at a local further education college.

TB-H has a statement of special educational needs, has struggled to stay in class, and finds social interactions very challenging.

All his teachers would say they had to work very hard to keep TB-H in class and on task.

He achieved six GCSEs, including a Grade C in ICT and Grade A in art.

The TBAP Multi Academy Trust was established in March 2013, and runs AP Academies in the East and West regions of the UK.

Students can now carry on their education with the schools, post-GCSE, through new 16-19 alternative provision education.