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Dagenham Park CofE School (Maintained school)
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Barking and Dagenham 43 10 Average 0.14 53% 3.86 26.5
Kempston Challenger Academy (Academy)
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Bedford 39 26 Average -0.21 42% 3.3 26.7
Four Dwellings Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 43.6 4 Average 0.03 35% 3.82 26.9
Greenwood Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 37.5 32 Below average -0.41 27% 3.24 27
Holte School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 38.8 27 Average -0.07 22% 3.19 26.8
Holy Trinity Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 43.4 7 Above average 0.37 15% 3.44 26.6
Holyhead School (Academy)
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Birmingham 41.8 12 Average 0.1 42% 3.57 27
Washwood Heath Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 40 22 Average 0.01 41% 3.5 26.7
Our Lady and St John Catholic College (Maintained school)
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Blackburn with Darwen 37.8 31 Below average -0.3 37% 3.09 26.9
Merchants' Academy (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 33.6 50 Well below average -0.68 33% 2.8 26.7
Oasis Academy Brightstowe (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 36.1 40 Below average -0.39 27% 3.07 26.6
Bourne End Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 35.3 44 Below average -0.48 15% 2.89 26.9
The E-Act Burnham Park Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 29.3 54 Well below average -1.12 11% 2.41 27
Manchester Mesivta School (Maintained school)
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Bury 41 17 Average 0.02 17% 3.54 26.4
Sowerby Bridge High School (Maintained school)
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Calderdale 45.4 1 Well above average 0.6 9% 3.44 26.4
All Saints Academy Dunstable (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 33.5 52 Well below average -0.67 73% 2.94 26.9
Meridian High School (Academy)
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Croydon 35.8 42 Below average -0.44 17% 2.91 26.9
Oasis Academy Shirley Park (Academy)
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Croydon 43.5 5 Above average 0.26 83% 3.93 27
De Warenne Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 43.1 9 Above average 0.27 7% 3.4 26.8
Alec Reed Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Ealing 40.5 18 Average -0.26 80% 3.65 26.9
Broomfield School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 38.2 30 Average 0.07 77% 3.62 26.9
Heron Hall Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 43.2 8 Average 0.28 95% 4.09 26.8
King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy (Academy)
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Essex 37.3 34 Below average -0.3 42% 3.26 26.8
Duke's Aldridge (Academy)
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Haringey 39.5 24 Average -0.01 25% 3.43 26.5
Harlington School (Maintained school)
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Hillingdon 41.2 13 Average 0.18 48% 3.7 26.7
Dover Christ Church Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 30.9 53 Well below average -0.94 4% 2.37 26.8
Orchards Academy (Academy)
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Kent 39.7 23 Average -0.09 38% 3.42 26.9
The Lenham School (Academy)
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Kent 40.3 20 Average -0.02 75% 3.52 26.9
The Marsh Academy (Academy)
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Kent 35.5 43 Below average -0.5 19% 2.87 26.9
The Royal Harbour Academy (Maintained school)
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Kent 28 55 Well below average -1.19 0% 1.95 27.2
North Huddersfield Trust School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 35.1 45 Well below average -0.53 9% 2.75 26.7
Lord Derby Academy (Academy)
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Knowsley 37.5 32 Below average -0.3 75% 3.45 27
The Prescot School (Academy)
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Knowsley 34.4 48 Well below average -0.61 20% 2.7 26.9
Bruntcliffe Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 43.5 5 Above average 0.29 20% 3.54 26.9
John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 38.3 29 Average -0.18 30% 3.02 27.1
Lincoln Castle Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 36.5 37 Below average -0.31 24% 2.96 27
The Priory Pembroke Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 36.3 39 Below average -0.41 4% 3.15 27
Lealands High School (Maintained school)
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Luton 34 49 Well below average -0.61 36% 3.05 26.7
Strood Academy (Academy)
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Medway 38.4 28 Below average -0.23 3% 3.1 27.1
City Academy Norwich (Academy)
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Norfolk 34.8 47 Well below average -0.53 34% 2.83 26.8
Wayland Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 36.5 37 Below average -0.34 21% 3.3 26.7
Monkseaton High School (Maintained school)
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North Tyneside 41.2 13 0.01 20% 3.45 26.8
Kingswood Secondary Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 37.3 34 Average -0.2 20% 3.05 26.7
Wrenn School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 40.3 20 Average 0.04 34% 3.44 26.9
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 36.1 40 Well below average -0.56 12% 2.93 26.6
Serlby Park Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 44.2 2 Above average 0.38 32% 3.73 27
John Madejski Academy (Academy)
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Reading 34.9 46 Well below average -0.58 3% 2.79 26.8
The Phoenix Collegiate (Maintained school)
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Sandwell 41.9 11 Average 0.08 5% 3.37 26.8
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Stoke-on-Trent 36.8 36 Below average -0.32 52% 3.12 26.1
Castle Manor Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 40.5 18 Average 0.01 22% 3.38 26.6
Joseph Leckie Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 44.1 3 Above average 0.46 34% 3.64 26.7
Willenhall E-ACT Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Walsall 33.6 50 Well below average -0.72 37% 2.86 27
George Mitchell School (Maintained school)
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Waltham Forest 41.2 13 Average 0.26 51% 3.64 26.7
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Wiltshire 39.5 24 Average -0.01 0% 3.02 27.1
Colton Hills Community School (Maintained school)
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Wolverhampton 41.1 16 Above average 0.24 38% 3.69 26.3

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Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

Position within the group

This is a ranking within the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

Progress 8 score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

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.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 opens in a new window - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Pupils included in a school's Progress 8 score

Pupils who have no key stage 2 results (for example, those arriving at secondary school from an independent school or abroad) are not included in the Progress 8 measure. See the Secondary Accountability Measures opens in a new window guidance for more information

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Some schools start educating pupils partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8, which should be taken into account when comparing their results with schools that start at Key Stage 3. Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education. Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

Average points score at key stage 2

The average of the points score for all pupils at the end of key stage 2, based on teacher assessment for writing and test results in reading and maths.

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