Two years later in July 2008 the school managed to boost its level to ‘satisfactory’ before closing down and reopening as Pimlico Academy in September that year.
This week Pimlico Academy received its first Ofsted inspection since its reopening and was declared as ‘outstanding’ by the majorly impressed inspectors.
Results have rapidly improved in a year from 42% of pupils achieving five or more GCSE’s at grade A* to C to 59% picking up the equivalent this year. A vast improvement was also noticed in A-level results with 70% of students receiving A* to C grades.
Jerry Collins, principal of Pimlico Academy, told local media: “I’m delighted for the staff and students. They’ve made tremendous progress in the last two years and have made Pimlico a truly special school. We still have much to do and our next drive is to go beyond outstanding.”