King Solomon Academy
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King Solomon Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational, mixed all-through school within the English academy programme, located in Marylebone, London. It occupies the site of the former Rutherford School.
The primary school opened in September 2007 and the secondary school opened in September 2009. The school is an all-through school with pupils from 3–18 years with the primary school feeding directly into the secondary. It has sixty pupils in each year. The school is partly modelled on the successful KIPP program which originated in the US.
The curriculum focuses on depth before breadth with a strong emphasis on English and Mathematics.
In December 2008 Ofsted conducted a monitoring visit and rated the Academy as 'outstanding'.
In December 2009 Ofsted conducted a full inspection and rated the school outstanding. Inspectors commented that "King Solomon Academy is an outstanding and unique 21st century school". Among many other points Ofsted praised KSA's creation and inspiration of "a community of enthusiastic learners, who are passionate about achieving academic excellence", and highlighted the academy's "visionary goals and high aspirations".
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