Our students celebrate further GCSE improvement

Saturday 28 June 2014

Charter Academy students and staff are celebrating a further boost to their GCSE attainment as revised marks have lifted the school’s overall GCSE attainment to 68% of students achieving five A*-C grades including English and mathematics. On the basis of reported results this takes Charter Academy to the top of the Portsmouth league table, just four years since the school became an academy in September 2009.

  • 68% of students achieved at least 5A*-C grades including English and mathematics, a rise of 47 percentage points since the academy opened.  
  • 72% of students achieved grade A* – C in English (2012, 51%), 30% achieving A*-B and 4% achieving A*-A.
  • 79% of students achieved grade A* – C in Mathematics (2012, 70%), 38% achieved A*-B and 19% achieving A*-A.

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% 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 twenty-seven ARK academies.  Eleven of the twelve ARK academies so far inspected by Ofsted have been rated good or outstanding.

ARK Schools

ARK Schools is an education charity and a leading academy operator. Its aim is to create a network of outstanding schools that give every ARK pupil the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice. It runs 27 schools in London, Portsmouth, Birmingham and Hastings, including primary, secondary and all-through academies.  It opened ARK Ayrton Primary Academy in Portsmouth in September replacing Somers Park Primary School.