Thursday 22nd August 2019 – Congratulations to the students of our secondary school, the London East Academy, on their excellent GCSE grades.

  • 85% of students achieved grades 5-9 including English and Maths
  • 85% of students achieved 5-9 English Baccalaureate (EBacc)*
  • 30% of students achieved grades 8-9 including English and Maths
  • 100% of students in Physics/Biology and Chemistry achieved grades 5-9
  • 85% of students achieved A/A* in the Islamic subject disciplines

One student achieved eight grade 9s and two grade 8s, placing him in the top 1% of the highest achievers in the country.

Headteacher of London East Academy, Askor Ali, praised their achievements:

Our students have achieved exceptional results for the fourth year in a row. It shows our combination of National Curriculum and Islamic subjects is producing the high-achieving British Muslims of tomorrow. Congratulations to the students for their hard work and the teachers at London East Academy for enabling the students to reach their potential.

Habibur Rahman, Chairman of the East London Mosque, added:

We’re extremely proud of our students for achieving such outstanding results in their GCSEs, and wish them the very best in contributing to the social and economic prosperity of our country.


*The English Baccalaureate is a school performance indicator that measures the percentage of students who achieve five or more 5–9 grades in traditional academic GCSE subjects, i.e. English language and literature, maths, the sciences, geography, history, and languages.

About the London East Academy

The London East Academy is an independent Muslim secondary school, established in response to the community demand for high-quality education that meets the aspirations of modern-day British Muslims.

About the East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre

The East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, at the heart of the UK’s largest Muslim community, is driven by the high ideals of Islam that urge Muslims to make a positive difference wherever they live. It is home to a variety of exciting projects widely recognised for their innovative contributions to community life, including core religious services, diverse educational projects, imaginative employment initiatives and dynamic community engagement.