The below article originally featured in Westminster Chronicle on 17 December 2010
Just three years ago Pimlico Academy was a failing school with lower than average performance in GCSE and A level exams. In 2008 the school closed and was subsequently taken over by Future charity and reopened in September 2008 as Pimlico Academy. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength, improving in all areas to achieve an outstanding grade from government inspectors Ofsted. This is a far cry from 2007 when the school was failing to provide an acceptable standard of education for its students.
John Nash, co-chair of governors at the Academy and also the founder of Future has expressed his delight at the recent inspection. “The ethos at the Academy is founded on our core belief that everyone, whatever their background or personal circumstances, can achieve their full potential.”
Over 70% of students achieved grades A* – C in their A levels, and 59% achieved the same in their GCSEs.