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Madani Girls' School (Maintained School)

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Leicester 59.6 1 Well above average 1.03 29
Ark Isaac Newton Academy (Academy)

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Redbridge 57.9 2 Well above average 0.99 28.8
St Mary's Catholic School (Academy)

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Newcastle upon Tyne 55 3 Well above average 0.66 28.8
Nunnery Wood High School (Academy)

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Worcestershire 54.1 4 Well above average 0.57 28.6
St Catherine's Catholic School (Academy)

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Bexley 53.6 5 Above average 0.49 29.3
Walthamstow Academy (Academy)

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Waltham Forest 53.3 6 Well above average 0.53 29.2
Moulsham High School (Academy)

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Essex 52.3 7 Above average 0.38 29.1
Prudhoe Community High School (Maintained School)

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Northumberland 52.3 7 0.39 28.8
Upper Shirley High School (Academy)

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Southampton 52 9 Above average 0.3 28.9
Chobham Academy (Academy)

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Newham 51.9 10 Above average 0.37 29
George Spencer Academy and Technology College (Academy)

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Nottinghamshire 51.9 10 Above average 0.34 28.9
The County High School, Leftwich (Academy)

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Cheshire West and Chester 51.7 12 Above average 0.33 29
The Blandford School (Maintained School)

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Dorset 50.9 13 Above average 0.23 28.9
Bishop Challoner Girls' School (Maintained School)

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Tower Hamlets 50.8 14 Above average 0.23 29.1
Kingsbridge Academy (Academy)

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Devon 50.8 14 Above average 0.25 28.9
Chelsea Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Kensington and Chelsea 50.7 16 Above average 0.22 29.2
Woodbridge High School (Maintained School)

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Redbridge 50.6 17 Above average 0.19 29
Fernwood School (Academy)

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Nottingham 50.5 18 Above average 0.22 28.7
John Cabot Academy (Academy)

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South Gloucestershire 50.4 19 Average 0.18 28.9
The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls (Academy)

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Havering 50.4 19 Average 0.18 29
Wood Green School (Academy)

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Oxfordshire 49.1 21 Average 0.07 28.8
Bristol Free School (Academy)

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Bristol City of 48.9 22 Average 0.11 29
Coombe Boys' School (Academy)

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Kingston upon Thames 48.9 22 Average 0.23 28.9
John Masefield High School (Academy)

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Herefordshire 48.9 22 Average 0.03 28.9
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Academy)

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Derbyshire 48.9 22 Average 0.06 28.8
Redborne Upper School and Community College (Academy)

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Central Bedfordshire 48.8 26 0.03 28.8
Hartford Church of England High School (Maintained School)

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Cheshire West and Chester 48.2 27 Average 0.01 28.9
Wheelers Lane Technology College (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 47.8 28 Average -0.06 29
Bishop Fox's School (Academy)

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Somerset 47.7 29 Average -0.03 28.8
Lord Williams's School (Academy)

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Oxfordshire 47.7 29 Average -0.07 29
The Boswells School (Academy)

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Essex 47.6 31 Average -0.08 29
The Kingsway School (Academy)

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Stockport 47.4 32 Average -0.1 28.8
Trinity Church of England School, Lewisham (Maintained School)

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Lewisham 47 33 Average -0.09 29.1
Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy (Academy)

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Stockton-on-Tees 46.9 34 Average -0.06 29
Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form (Academy)

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Essex 46.9 34 Average -0.16 28.8
Yateley School (Maintained School)

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Hampshire 46.7 36 Average -0.13 28.9
Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)

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Gloucestershire 46.6 37 Average -0.15 28.9
St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy (Academy)

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Northumberland 46.6 37 Average -0.17 29.1
Rawlins Academy (Academy)

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Leicestershire 46.5 39 Below average -0.19 28.7
The Commonweal School (Academy)

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Swindon 46.5 39 Below average -0.19 28.8
Bishop Challoner Boys' School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Tower Hamlets 46.2 41 Average -0.23 29
The Robert Smyth Academy (Academy)

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Leicestershire 46.2 41 Average -0.21 29
Archbishop Sancroft High School (Maintained School)

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Norfolk 46 43 Average -0.23 29
Weaverham High School (Maintained School)

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Cheshire West and Chester 45.9 44 Below average -0.23 28.8
Christ The King College (Maintained School)

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Isle of Wight 45.7 45 Below average -0.3 28.9
Noadswood School (Academy)

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Hampshire 45.5 46 Below average -0.26 28.9
Shaftesbury School (Academy)

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Dorset 45.3 47 Below average -0.37 29
Biddick Academy (Academy)

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Sunderland 45.1 48 Below average -0.32 29.1
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 44.6 49 Below average -0.37 29.1
Kemnal Technology College (Academy)

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Bromley 44 50 Below average -0.43 29.2
Colne Community School and College (Academy)

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Essex 43.5 51 Below average -0.48 28.9
Westminster City School (Academy)

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Westminster 43.3 52 Below average -0.48 28.8
St Hild's Church of England Voluntary Aided School (Maintained School)

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Hartlepool 41.5 53 Well below average -0.68 29.1
Highfield Leadership Academy (Academy)

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Blackpool 38.5 54 Well below average -0.95 29.1
St Matthew's RC High School (Maintained School)

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Manchester 37.7 55 Well below average -1.1 29

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Wembley High Technology College (Academy)

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Brent 67.1 -- opens a popup Well above average 1.9 28.7
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A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.

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