Ofsted and Performance Data


Following a full inspection on 21-22 November 2013, Burlington Danes Academy was judged outstanding in all four categories. The achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management all received the highest grading based on the new Ofsted criteria, introduced in September 2013.

The inspection report begins: “The mission to provide the very best education for every pupil within a caring and safe environment has become a reality in this outstanding academy. Students, staff and parents are proud to be part of this mission and speak very highly about the academy.”

Dame Sally commented: “It is a stunning achievement for the school and ARK Academies. I am so proud of my staff.”

The full Ofsted report is available to read here. You can also visit the Ofsted website for details of the outstanding education provided by Burlington Danes Academy.


Students at Ark Burlington Danes Academy are celebrating another year of strong results.

In GCSEs, 59% of students achieved 5 A*-Cs including English and Maths. English results were particularly strong, with 83% of students getting a grade of A*-C in that subject.  The school also rates high in Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures, which from next year will represent the new benchmark score for Key Stage 4.

Sixth Form Results this year are very strong, The picture looks very good: we are at 57% A* – B , a high percentage, even more so given that we do not share the high entry requirements of neighbouring schools. The majority of our pupils in Year 13 (89%) obtained A* – C grades which augurs well for the quality of teaching and subject understanding by our staff.  We are immensely proud that we have one Oxford student, one going to Harvard and two medics. Top students include:

Daniel Ayane A*A*A* (A*EPQ) – Harvard (Physics)

Mohammed Allaf A*A*A (A* EPQ, A Arabic) – Imperial (Medicine)

Madena Daoud A*A*A – UCL (Medicine)

Ahmad Al-Shaibani A*A*A (B EPQ) Imperial (Maths)

Fatima Sharif A*AA – Oxford (English)

Anisa Abdulkadir A*AA UCL (Biomed)

Gergely Gulyas A*AA (B EPQ) Glasgow (Aerospace Systems)

Owain Harries A*AA Warwick (Economics)

Ahmed Osman A*AA  UCL (Imperial, Engineering)

Maaria Amjad AAA (A EPQ) Kings (Psychology)

Fanus Kibreab AAA Durham (History)

Ondraya AAA Nottingham (Maths)


You can read the Department for Education's statement of intent regarding the 2015 school performance tables.

View the Department of Education's statement of intent.

Full details of our 2015 results can be found on the Department for Education site.

There is also a statistical breakdown of our 2015 results on Ofsted's school data dashboard.