Dixons 2nd nationally for performance
Posted 30th January 2019
The DfE’s Multi-Academy Trust performance tables were published on January 24th, and confirmed that Dixons Academies Trust is the 2nd highest performing Trust in the country for Secondary Progress 8 (up from 4th last year).
The story was covered nationally by Schools Week and the Times Education Supplement, and locally by the Telegraph & Argus. On average, Dixons’ students achieved almost one grade better across their best 8 subjects than students nationally with similar starting points.
Despite the national data showing that the disadvantaged attainment gap has widened, Dixons Trinity Academy was placed 3rd in the country for the progress of disadvantaged students and the progress of all students. Dixons Kings also appeared in the top 40 of all schools nationally for student progress.
Dixons City was top in the country for the percentage of students with low prior attainment who achieved strong grade 9-5 passes in both English and maths, with Dixons Trinity 3rd.
Locally, Dixons topped the performance tables at both KS4 and Post 16. Dixons Trinity, Dixons Kings and Dixons City were the top performing secondary schools at GCSE right across the Bradford and Leeds region.
At Post 16, Dixons Allerton and Dixons City took first and second places respectively in Bradford. Dixons Allerton was placed in the top 1% of all schools nationally for student progress (in the top 0.4% for non-selective schools). Dixons City’s success comes after its recent Ofsted judgment of Outstanding in all areas.