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Following our recent OFSTED inspection, Queensbury Academy has been recognised as a good school and one which is rapidly moving towards becoming outstanding. We were graded as “good” for all of the OFSTED categories specifically:
• Overall effectiveness
• The achievement of pupils
• The quality of teaching
• The behaviour and safety of pupils
• Leadership and management
Places are still available for Year 7 and Year 9 students starting September 2015. If you missed our open evenings and would like a personal tour of the Academy for you and your child, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01582 601241
Recognised as a good school
in May 2014
Summer 2014 Results
We are delighted to report that our Sixth Formers achieved a really impressive set of A-level results building on the strong performance of last year. Particularly pleasing was a 30% rise in the proportion of students passing 3 or more A-levels with 12% of our students achieving at least two grade As and a grade B, enabling them access to the best universities in the country.
We are equally pleased with the Year 11 results. The proportion of students achieving five or more GCSE pass grades has increased to 95%. Despite the challenging national picture, we are proud that our English results rose significantly with 69% of our students achieving A*-C and an impressive 76% making expected progress.
All of these results reflect the hard work and commitment to high standards of all our students and staff, recognised by Ofsted during our recent “good” inspection, and are an important step towards becoming an outstanding school. .
Congratulations to them all
Another Queensbury student wins the Williams Trust Award
Curriculum Evening Presentation
We congratulate Jeffrey Pei who, this summer, received the Williams Trust Award for his A-level attainment. He was awarded four A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
Miss Lowri Williams of Dwyfor Llanfairfechchan bequeathed a sum of money to Bedfordshire County Council Education Service with the direction that it should be invested to provide an annual award to the student with the best ‘A’ Level results in the Dunstable/Houghton Regis area.
The bequest was made to commemorate the life and work of Miss Williams’s brother, Dr Gyronwy Williams, who was a General Practitioner in Dunstable. Unfortunately, there is no surviving member of the Williams family still living in the area.
Jeffrey's brother Michael won the same award in 2013.
Pictured above, presenting the award to Jeffrey are, from left to right: Helen Redding (Assistant Director of School Improvement for Central Beds Council). Councillor Versallion (Executive Member for Children's Services) and Mr Oliver Button (Principal of Queensbury Academy)
All Parents and Carers are being sent a letter and a parent mail informing them that we will shortly be providing student progress sheets via our parent portal, rather than on paper. If necessary, please use the following links: