Another year of outstanding outcomes as 2018 league tables are published

Posted on 16.10.2018

In 2018 the Dixons Academies again significantly out-performed national averages and further improved its performance against all six GCSE measures. 

All four Dixons secondary academies improved, producing results even better than last year’s best-ever, with three of them out-performing every other state-funded school in the Bradford and Leeds region for the two main measures of success:  Progress 8 and a Strong pass in both English and maths.  Two of our academies out-performed every other state-funded school in the Bradford and Leeds region on every single measure.  Dixons Trinity achieved the third highest Progress 8 in the country, with Dixons Kings also in the top 40;  Dixons City was in the top 3% of schools and Dixons Allerton in the top 10% nationally.

  2018 2017 2017  National
Standard Basics76% 74% 64%
Strong Basics58% 51% 40%
Standard EBacc44% 26% 24%
Strong EBacc30% 24% 20%
Attainment 853.8 49.8 44.6
Progress 8 (estimated)(0.88) 0.53 -0.03

In line with our mission, the performance of disadvantaged students was especially strong.  This is all achieved with a specific focus on the EBacc: we transform lives by delivering a predominantly academic curriculum with higher-end grades and high-value qualifications.  Last year we were the fourth-highest performing Multi-Academy Trust in the country for Progress 8, and we are well placed to do even better this year with the imminent publication of MAT results nationally by the DfE.  

Thank you and congratulations to all the students and staff who work so hard to achieve such outstanding results.  We look forward to the future and seeing further improvements as our Trust develops and grows.