For the attention of all EGA Parents
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 5:30pm - 7pm - Year 11 Parent's Evening - All Parents are welcome to attend.
Last day of Term - Friday 31st March 2017, please note students will be dismissed at 12:10pm. Please read our End of Term Letter for more information.
Easter Half Term Break commences 01st April 2017 - 17th April 2017.
Staff Inset Day - Tuesday 18th April 2017, The school will be closed to all students. School resumes as normal Wednesday 19th April 2017, 8:20am.
Reminder: Please sign Student Planners! One of the easiest ways of keeping in touch with your child’s progress is to make sure that you have signed their planner. You can leave notes in the planner if you wish to communicate with your child’s tutor or subject teachers and keep an eye on how much homework is being set.
We monitor our student’s planners every week and, when we see your signature, we know that we are supporting each other with your child’s education.
Pride in the success of our first GCSEs
Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, which is part of the high performing ARK Schools network, has demonstrated strong GCSE results with the publication of the official secondary school league tables today. In August 2013, the first cohort of students celebrated their first ever GCSE results.
Overall, the league tables confirm that 58% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including English and mathematics. In all subjects, 77% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades.
Principal of Evelyn Grace Academy, Devon Hanson, said: “Everyone at Evelyn Grace Academy is tremendously proud of the achievements of our founding cadre of students. It represents a major milestone in the development of our academy.”
Mathematics was a particular success story with 79% of students achieving grade A*- C. Mark Critchard, Head of Maths at Evelyn Grace Academy, said: “The approach to teaching mathematics at Evelyn Grace plays a large part in the success we have seen in the progress of our students’ mathematical ability across all year groups. We teach Maths Mastery and focus on depth of understanding
There were some notable success stories:
• Vicente Conte-Coutu passed 10 GCSEs with 9 at A*/A grades
• Keanna Williams passed 10 GCSEs with 9 at A*/A grades
• Damian Boguslawski passed 10 GCSEs with 7 at A*/grades
Vicente Conte, a pupil of Evelyn Grace Academy, who attained 10 GCSEs, with 9 at A* and A grade said: “I think these results are important. They are the first set of results that show what type of skills you have and what you can offer to a job. We’ve got good teachers at Evelyn Grace but you also need to have your own selfmotivation.”
Nationally, ARK schools are celebrating another year of improved GCSE results with the numbers of students getting 5 A*-C grades including English and maths at our established schools rising from 56% to 61% in one year. For those schools open for more than a year when pupils took their GCSEs, on average there has been a 34 percentage point improvement in results since becoming an ARK school.