The Littlehampton Academy is celebrating GCSE results that show strong improvements in the achievements of its students.  This welcome news comes on top of the removal of special measures in April 2016. 

This year, 49% of students entered gained five GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths, up from 45% last year and are our best results for four years.  66% of students entered gained an A*-C in English (62% last year) and 68% in Maths, a huge improvement on last year’s 55%.  The proportion of pupils achieving a C or above in both English and Maths was 54% - up from 44% last year. 

The performance of disadvantaged students has improved significantly: last year 14% of disadvantaged students achieved a grade C or above in English and Maths; this year that number has doubled to 30% - a fantastic achievement. 

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Some particular success stories are:

  • Abigail Race – achieved 6 grade A*s and 4 As which mean she achieved 100% A*-A grades.
  • Chloe Capelin – achieved 6 A*s and 4 As also 100% A*-A.
  • Calum Yardley – achieved 3 grade A*s, 5 grade As, and 1 B
  • Matthew Hubbard – achieved 5 grade A*s, 4 As, and 1 B
  • Kaiylan Haines – achieved 3 grades at A* and 6 at grade A


Principal, Morgan Thomas, said: “Four months ago, the academy came out of special measures and now our exam results are the best we’ve had for years.  This is the result of a great deal of hard work by staff, students and parents and shows how much this community can achieve when we all pull together.  It is fantastic to see so many of our students enjoying their hard-earned success and we are very proud of them. 

The performance of disadvantaged students has rightly been highlighted as an area that the school needs to focus on and these results show that we are making very good progress here. 

We will now be focusing on other steps that we can take to improve the academy even further.  I will be inviting all parents to come into the school in the new academic year to hear more about our successes and how we plan to move the academy forward in 2016-17.”  




Results17 (2)Two TLA students are off to Oxford University this September following their outstanding success at A level.  Frank Nightingale, who achieved three A* grades and two A grades, will be studying Chemistry at Merton College, Oxford University.  Will Lloyd, who achieved two A* grades and an A, will be studying History and Politics and St Catherine's College, Oxford. 


The A level pass rate this year was again 100% at TLA, with nearly a quarter of these grades being A* or A - a 5% improvement on last year’s results.  42% of the grades awarded were A*-B - a superb achievement.  


Principal, Morgan Thomas, said:

“Our sixth form students have worked extremely hard this year and these efforts have been rewarded by a great set of results.  The proportion of students achieving top grades has increased and I would like to thank students, parents and staff for their tremendous efforts in making this happen.”

Director of Learning for Key Stage 5, Matt Sealby said:

“This clearly shows that the TLA Sixth Form is an excellent place to study where hard work and determination will be rewarded. We are absolutely thrilled that two of our students are off to Oxford this year.  Our students are now well equipped for higher education and employment and we wish them every success in their future careers.”

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