BDA was inspected by Ofsted in October 2018. The school was judged to be good in a number of areas and requiring improvement in others. Early Years, Sixth Form, Personal Development and Leadership and Management were all judged as good. Teaching and Learning, Outcomes and Behaviour were judged as requiring improvement. Overall, the inspection found the school requires improvement.

The areas identified for improvement by the report are similar to those targeted by our leadership team and have been the focus of our efforts since the start of the academic year. The inspection team acknowledged this and graded leadership and management as good, as leaders know the school well and have clear plans for improvement.

It is also important to note the many strong areas of practice identified by the inspection team. The primary phase, in particular, is performing well with good performance in all key areas. The sixth form was also graded good, with improving outcomes resulting in good destinations for our students. Personal development and welfare of students was graded good, with our extra-curricular provision being of particular note.

BDA has faced significant challenges, some beyond its control, in recent years and we can see the impact in the Ofsted report. I was aware of these challenges when I joined the school as the new Principal this September. The inspection outcome only increases my determination to ensure BDA quickly regains its status as an outstanding school and delivers a quality of education that will serve our students and this community for generations to come. I look forward to working with all our stakeholders to ensure that journey to excellence is an exciting and successful one.

Paul Bhatia


Our most recent Ofsted report can be found here.



Measure Statistics
EBACC 9-5 23%
EBACC 9-4 34%
English and Maths 9-5 35%
English & Maths 9-4 60%

NB. All results subject to change

A2 Number of Entries %3+A*-B %A*-C
2018-19 183 20 52
2017-18 292 31 55
2016-17 246 31 55


BTECs Number of entries %D*-D %D*-M %D*-P
2018-19 41 30 64 80
2017-18 26 50 89 92
2016-17 26 73 96 96


  2019 2018
Level 3 Value Added (Academic) -0.48 -0.02
Level 3 Value added (Vocational) -0.2 -0.29
Level 3 Value added (All) -0.4 -0.08


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You can read the Department for Education's statement of intent regarding the 2017 school performance tables.

View the Department of Education's statement of intent.

Full details of our 2017 results can be found on the Department for Education site.

There is also a statistical breakdown of our 2017 results on Ofsted's school data dashboard.