Ark Burlington Danes 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.

A monitoring visit in February 2020 noted as its key finding that "leaders and managers have taken effective action to improve behaviour and secure consistently positive attitudes to learning." The letter published after this visit is available here.

It is important to note the many strong areas of practice identified by the inspection team in our full inspection. 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.

Ark Burlington Danes 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 last 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.

Peter Haylock

Executive Principal

Our most recent Ofsted report can be found here.




  Burlington Danes National
Reception: Good Level of Development 88% 70%
Year 1: Phonics Screening check 96% 82%
  Reading Writing Maths
Reception: Exceeding the Early Learning Goal 32% 21% 27%
Year 2: Key Stage 1 (Incl. SATs) 76% (EXS+) 66% (EXS+) 76% (EXS+)


Secondary & Sixth Form

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, exam grades in 2020 were awarded using CAG (Centre Assessed Grades). The grades below are our students' grades for the academic year 2018/19:


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

KS4 Results -

KS5 Results -


The destinations of our 2019 A Level students are as follows:

  • 1 in 3 students heading to a Russell Group university
  • 1 in 2 students heading to a top third university
Retention (Proportion of students who complete their programme of study once enrolled) 97.1%
Destinations (Percentage of students who continue in education or training, opr move on to employment after 6 Form. 91.0%
Average Grade  C

    Our most successful students and their destinations are listed below:

    • Rahim Feddag achieved A*A*A* and will take up a place at King’s College London
    • Ayub Tagrerout achieved A*A*A (University College London)
    • Faycal Mallek achieved A*AA (University of Oxford)
    • Moaz El Kout Oustah achieved A*AA (Imperial College London)
    • Marwa Roomi achieved AAA (King’s College London)
    • Achilleas Voudouris achieved A*A*B (University of Glasgow)
    • Parvez Miah achieved triple Distinction* (D*D*D*) and will take up a place at Queen Mary University of London
    • Aftaab Farooq achieved D*D*D (University of York)
    • Rinor Fazliju achieved D*D*D (Queen Mary University of London)
    • Arkadiuz Mikileski achieved D*D*D (University of York)
    • Albie Nolan-French achieved D*D*D (University of Birmingham)
    • Fisnik Peci achieved D*D*D (Queen Mary University of London)

    Other sources of information

    Get information Schools Service - Ark Burlington Danes Academy

    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.