ARK Conway Primary opened three years ago in Acton and has already beaten 15,000 Primary Schools in the country (including selective schools) in Maths. Every child passed Maths and Phonics to an accepted standard or higher and 93% did so in English.
Headteacher Damian McBeath attributes the success to strong teachers and methods. Each class has a teacher and graduate trainee so that children who might be struggling are supported. The curriculum also also adapts a method from Singapore where every child must master each concept in maths before they can move on.
The school is very popular with 140 families applying for the 30 places it offers.