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King Alfred School Statement Regarding DfE Results

LONDON, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

DfE has released results data for 2012 GCSEs and A levels. The GCSE data that DfE has issued for King Alfred School is incorrect. It currently shows that 43% of pupils achieved 5 + A*s to C last summer. We calculate that figure to be 95.7%.

The error has occurred because DfE has calculated our results as if 97 children sat the exams instead of the actual figure of 47.

When this data was originally collated, we were given the opportunity to scrutinise and correct this mistake. Amended information was received by the DfE, but the wrong data was published.

DfE has acknowledged the error and has confirmed in writing (see below) that they will revise the school's entry in the Performance Tables as soon as possible. We are working with the DfE to ensure that this data is amended so that it accurately represents our strong academic performance and, most importantly, recognises the hard work and achievements of our students.

Dawn Moore, Head, King Alfred School

*See DfE letter below. To view original letter, click here or visit

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street

Tel: +44(0)370-000-2288

Mr A. Dinham
King Alfred School
Manor Wood
149 North End Road
London NW11 7HY

28 January 2013

Dear Sir

Thank you for your correspondence of 25 January asking
for amendments to be made to the school's entry in the
Performance Tables.

Based on the information you have provided, I agree that
amendments need to be made to the underlying data on
which calculation of your school's performance measures
were made.

We will process the amendments you have submitted,
recalculate the school's performance measures and
revise the school's Performance Tables entry as quickly
as possible.

Yours sincerely

Neil Lawson

Performance Tables Team Leader
School Performance Data Unit

SOURCE King Alfred School London

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