Exam Results & Inspections

OfSTED Inspection of Aylward Academy

"Raising Standards, Improving Lives"

Following inspection in July 2021 we are pleased that OFSTED found that Aylward Academy continues to be a good school and there has not been a drop in the quality of education and safeguarding on offer for our students.  In terms of the safety and wellbeing of our students, the report states that:

When reporting on the quality of the educational journey on offer at the school for our students the report states:

Key Inspection Information:

Message from the Principal Mr Dele Rotimi : 

It is a testament to the collaborative way staff, students and parents all work together in order to give our young people the very best chances of educational success and positive life outcomes. I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff and school leaders for the excellent work they have done in supporting our students in our ambition to ensure that they all live 'Remarkable lives'.  My thanks are even greater because of the hard work put in over the course of an unprecedented and difficult 18 months in education. I would also like to thank my predecessor Mr Iafrate for his diligent and passionate leadership of the school.

“Pupils describe the school as being a ‘community’. They value the friendships that are formed here. Pupils said that bullying was rare.” 

“Pupils champion equality and look out for others.” 

“Leaders have high expectations of pupils. These expectations are evident as you walk around the school.”

Examination Results and Student Outcomes



ANISA ABUKAR : 9, 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7

KAMIL MIANOWSKI : 9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7

KIMYA KHORANI : 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6

Students and staff from Aylward Academy are celebrating today after receiving top GCSE grades

The Year 11 students who sat the exams in May and June are getting their results today, helping set their course for the future. The exams represent the culmination of their secondary school education and the grades students secure determine what they will go on and do next – further study, an apprenticeship or entry level role in the workplace.

This is the second year that exams have taken place as normal, but schools across the country are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

To support the Year 11 students, staff at Aylward Academy, which is part of AET – a national network of schools - laid on additional revision classes, Saturday Bootcamps, Weekend independent learning access at school, holidays sessions and after school interventions, as well as targeted support for students to help navigate concerns around stress and mental health stamina in the run up to the exams. All these efforts paid off, with students securing some brilliant results, including:

Principal, Dele Rotimi of Aylward Academy said:

“I am very proud of our year 11 cohort who have followed in the footsteps of their predecessors in securing historic headline figures at GCSE that represent a new landmark for the school. This cohort of students were impacted by severe disruption to their learning during the covid 19 pandemic during a period of time that encompassed their study both at key stage 3 and 4. They have shown great resilience and diligence in securing these results and pathways into 6th form and colleges. We are delighted for them and their families and excited to see them through their next phase of education; into universities and training opportunities of choice.”

Michael Feely, Regional Education Director for London and South at AET said:

“My congratulations to everyone at Aylward Academy for everything they have achieved this year.  Our Year 11s have worked so hard and shown grit and determination and have been supported brilliantly by the entire Aylward Academy team. Particular congratulations to Anisa, Kamil and Kimya for their results – I have every confidence they have very bright futures ahead of them.”

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb said:

“Pupils receiving their results in Aylward Academy, and across the country, should feel very proud today. I want to congratulate them all and express my gratitude to all of the teachers and leaders who have helped them on the way.

“GCSEs are a milestone in any young person’s life, and pupils collecting results today have the opportunity to progress onto one of many high-quality options including A levels, T Levels and hundreds of apprenticeship routes. I wish them all the best whatever they decide to do.”