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Members drive growth at The PiXL Club

publication date: Feb 2, 2014
The PiXL Club, a company which aims to raise standards at GCSE, A Level and Key Stage 2, has reported a near quadrupling in net assets to £485k (2012: £130k) for the year ended 31 August 2013, according to abbreviated accounts filed recently at Companies House. The increase in net assets was driven by a post tax profit of £355k. The company had cash at bank of £241k (2012: £74k) at the year end. The company is limited by guarantee, meaning it has no shareholders.

Founded in 2010 by former headteacher, Sir John Rowling, The PiXL Club (which stands for Partners in Excellence) is a group of schools that work collaboratively to improve pupil performance, particularly at GCSE level. According to the company’s website, The PiXL Club currently works with over 650 secondary schools, 280 sixth forms, 30 PRUs and 150 primary schools. In 2012, the PiXL club attracted unwelcome attention after an article in the TES claimed that member schools were entering students for two English GCSE-level qualifications at the same time in a bid to boost their league table position. The DfE at the time branded the tactic as “cynical”.

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