QK was inspected in January 2017, and the report published in April 2017. The link for QK’s examination results last year on the DfE website is here.
This is the link for QK’s inspection reports on the Ofsted website.
Statement from QK – Friday 21st April 2017
Ofsted has just published its most recent report on Quintin Kynaston and has judged it to be performing poorly in most areas. However, the school is delighted to report that it intends to join the Harris Federation in the new academic year.
Patrick Lees, Chair of Governors, of Quintin Kynaston Trust, said: “We are naturally disappointed at the Ofsted judgment. The school has worked hard to address many of the issues highlighted by inspectors and we feel that not all of those efforts have been given the credit they deserve. We will therefore be appealing a range of aspects of the report.
“We are pleased that our sixth-form was once again judged to be ‘good’ overall. Nevertheless, we accept that progress elsewhere in the school could have been better.
“Our number one priority is to deliver the best possible education for our children. To that end we have been cooperating with the Department for Education to seek to join a multi academy trust. I am delighted to say that a preferred partner has now been identified, which is the Harris Federation, a trust with an outstanding record of academic achievement. We will work with them to ensure a clear and secure future direction for the school.”
Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation said: “The Harris Federation is a charity led and run by teachers. Now in our 26th year, there are 41 Harris primary and secondary academies in and around London – all of which are rated good or outstanding.
“Many of our academies are south of the river but I grew up in Kilburn and attended St George’s School in Maida Vale; I understand the history of the school and know we will be able to restore the high standards it has traditionally been known for.
“A Special Measures judgment from Ofsted is always unsettling for a school. We look forward to working positively with the teachers and leaders at Quintin Kynaston to build on its existing strengths and to ensure it retains its place as a popular and successful school for the community it serves.”
Karen Buck, the MP for Westminster North, said: “I made an impromptu visit to QK very recently and was genuinely impressed by the calm and sense of purpose in the school.
“Obviously this report is disappointing but I am confident that there is the capacity to continue with improvements already under way, in partnership with a new academy sponsor. QK is a very important part of our local community and we will rally round to support the school and maintain the confidence of children, parents and teachers.”
Councillor Richard Holloway, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People at Westminster City Council, said: “The most recent Ofsted report for Quintin Kynaston is obviously disappointing, but there is a real commitment from all partners to implement the report’s recommendations.
“As part of our commitment to secure the best education possible for all the young people in Westminster, the council have already been working closely with the chair of the Academy Trust and the head teacher to support the actions they are taking to address the improvements required.
“Moreover, the school, council and department of education are now working together with the Harris Federation, which can take forward and build upon the improvements that are being made. This is an opportunity to make positive changes for the better and Westminster City Council has offered its full support to the head teacher and staff of the academy.”
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