14 Aug '14

News A-level results at first free school sixth form college are envy of top schools

London Academy of Excellence, in deprived Stratford, was set up 2012 with aim of getting local teenagers into top universitiesWhen students began their A-levels at the London Academy of Excellence (LAE) two years ago, they didn't even have a school building. Lessons took place in the town hall or in classrooms dotted across the surrounding area of Newham, one of London's most deprived boroughs.LAE, now housed in a revamped office block, was the first free school sixth form college to be established. When it did so in 2012, it had a clear mission: to get local teenagers studying traditional subjects and into top universities. Continue reading...

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