Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Chestnut Grove students achieve excellent examination results as demonstrated by a rising trend in performance and academic attainment that consistently exceeds national averages. Engaging teaching and learning is at the heart of Chestnut Grove. The Academy is proud of its inclusive approach in which students of all abilities are supported in order to meet their potential.

Outstanding examination results at Chestnut Grove Academy
Staff and students at Chestnut Grove Academy are celebrating another year of fantastic examination results at both Key Stage 4 and 5.

Sixth form

Y13 students excelled themselves and met our high expectations, with nearly all Y13 students securing their first choice of university.  Almost 60% of all A Level entries were graded at A*-B and 16% of entries attained an A* or A grade. We are incredibly PROUD of the achievements of our students and wish them well in the future studies at university.

Year 11

Congratulations to our wonderful Y11 students on their excellent GCSE results! (2019)

We are incredibly proud of the perseverance, determination and resilience they showed throughout.
Their results are testament to the hard work from our students and staff.

 We celebrate the following results:

  • 83% of pupils gained at least a standard pass (grade 4) in English
  •  76% of pupils gained at least a standard pass (grade 4) in Maths
  • 70% of pupils gained at least a standard pass (grade 4) in English and maths
  • 47% of pupils gained at least a strong pass (grade 5) in English and maths
  • 28% of all grades were 7+ or A*/A
  • Attainment 8 score 50.1 (equivalent to a strong pass)

There was particularly strong performance in Biology, Chemistry, Physics ,English, Geography, Computer Science, Dance, Italian and PBE where over 35% of entries achieved the highest grades 7+.

Truly remarkable - % for grade 9's

RE 14%, Geography 11%, History 10%, English Literature 7%  ( The national average is usually around 4%. This is exceptional!)


We would also like to congratulate some of our high achievers:

  • Jack Banasiak      8 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s  Last year only 114 pupils in England achieved this. He deserves high recognition! In fact all students achieving a grade 9 do!
  • Sam Rosenberg   6 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s
  • Viviana Hoare      6 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s
  • Bibi Fox-Harris     5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s
  • Rosa McDonnell  5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s
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