THE new head of the estate's secondary school has said "no stone will be left unturned" in its efforts to improve its GCSE results.
Addington High's grades took a marked downturn this year – its first as an academy – but Martin Giles, who starts as head teacher on Monday, thinks the future is bright.
The school joined the Ravens Wood Learning Trust last year but suffered a fall of approximately 10 per cent of pupils achieving five A*s to Cs since last year's 49 per cent.
But Mr Giles, who joins from Harris Academy Morden where he was vice-principal, is aware of the task ahead.
"I will be instilling an unprecedented focus on standards of teaching, learning and progress at Addington High School," he said. "With my experience of senior leadership in the Harris Federation I am acutely aware of what needs to be done to raise outcomes and most importantly, how to do it quickly."
The school joined the Ravens Wood trust last June after years of poor results and accusations of bad behaviour from students. Despite the underwhelming results this year, Mr Giles said he was "deeply excited" for the future, adding: "No stone will be left unturned in our relentless drive to improve the school."
James Malloy, who finishes in his role as acting head after taking over from Tim Davies in February 2013, said this batch of pupils were a "lovely year group who worked really hard".
And despite the figures dropping, there were some successes.
Favour Amike was one of the school's high achievers with eight A*s and two Bs. She will go on to study maths, chemistry, physics and further maths, hopefully at Wallington Boys.
And Clayton Ryan is off to join Tooting and Mitcham football academy, having achieved six A to Cs.