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Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School (Maintained school)
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Hackney 55.9 1 Well above average 1.09 15% 4.18 28
Beacon Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 54 2 Well above average 0.97 41% 4.86 28.3
Heston Community School (Academy)
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Hounslow 52 3 Well above average 0.81 72% 4.96 28
Ark John Keats Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 51.9 4 Well above average 0.76 82% 4.93 28
Batley Girls High School (Academy)
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Kirklees 51.4 5 Well above average 0.69 62% 4.62 28.1
Rosedale College (Academy)
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Hillingdon 49.9 6 Well above average 0.63 42% 4.08 27.9
Barnhill Community High School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 48.7 8 Well above average 0.57 37% 4.45 28
Outwood Academy Portland (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 49.9 6 Well above average 0.54 24% 4.23 28
Bristol Metropolitan Academy (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 48.2 11 Well above average 0.5 58% 4.41 27.9
Wolgarston High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 48.7 8 0.46 56% 4.38 28
Castleford Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 48.4 10 Above average 0.4 33% 4.05 27.9
Bungay High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 47.5 12 Above average 0.3 41% 4.11 27.9
Droylsden Academy (Academy)
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Tameside 47.2 13 Above average 0.3 20% 3.97 28
Lytchett Minster School (Maintained school)
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Dorset 46.9 14 Above average 0.25 12% 3.81 28.2
Hedingham School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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Essex 46.8 15 Above average 0.23 30% 3.88 27.9
Looe Community Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 46.2 17 Average 0.22 54% 4.25 27.9
Lilian Baylis Technology School (Maintained school)
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Lambeth 46.3 16 Average 0.19 42% 3.98 28.1
The Joseph Whitaker School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 46.1 18 Average 0.18 32% 4.06 28
Madeley Academy (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 46 19 Average 0.17 24% 3.85 28
Ditton Park Academy (Academy)
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Slough 45.4 20 Average 0.17 78% 4.17 28
Marriotts School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 45 21 Average 0.1 29% 3.56 28
Ruskin Community High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire East 44.2 24 Average 0.06 4% 3.51 27.9
The Hathershaw College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oldham 43.9 25 Average -0.01 0% 3.54 27.9
Phoenix Academy (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 44.8 22 Average -0.05 51% 4.11 28.2
Edmonton County School (Academy)
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Enfield 42.4 31 Average -0.05 50% 3.85 28
Chichester Free School (Academy)
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West Sussex 44.4 23 Average -0.07 64% 4.11 28.2
The Bulmershe School (Maintained school)
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Wokingham 42.2 33 Average -0.09 66% 3.84 27.7
Shirley High School Performing Arts College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Croydon 43.2 26 Average -0.12 49% 3.72 28
Moor Park High School and Sixth Form (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 42.7 28 Average -0.12 26% 3.52 28
The Banovallum School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 43 27 Average -0.13 20% 3.5 28.2
St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 42.7 28 Average -0.16 8% 3.56 28.1
Carterton Community College (Maintained school)
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Oxfordshire 42.5 30 Average -0.19 27% 3.52 28.3
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Hertfordshire 41.8 37 Average -0.25 11% 3.36 28.3
Saint Gabriel's College (Maintained school)
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Lambeth 42.2 33 Average -0.27 56% 3.87 27.9
John O'Gaunt School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 41.2 41 Average -0.3 14% 3.57 27.7
Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 42.2 33 Below average -0.2 35% 3.45 27.9
Mortimer Community College (Maintained school)
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South Tyneside 42.4 31 Below average -0.21 37% 3.46 28.1
Bow School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 42.1 36 Below average -0.24 46% 3.55 28
Leasowes High School (Academy)
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Dudley 41.6 38 Below average -0.26 55% 3.85 28.3
Smithills School (Academy)
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Bolton 40.8 43 Below average -0.27 36% 3.62 27.7
Plumstead Manor School (Maintained school)
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Greenwich 41.6 38 Below average -0.3 42% 3.55 27.9
Discovery Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 41.5 40 Below average -0.3 39% 3.34 28.1
The Grove School (Maintained school)
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Shropshire 41 42 Below average -0.3 13% 3.31 27.8
Newsome High School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 40.8 43 Below average -0.36 9% 3.27 27.9
Dinnington High School (Academy)
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Rotherham 40.5 46 Below average -0.37 18% 3.22 28.2
Holsworthy Community College (Academy)
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Devon 40.8 43 Below average -0.38 47% 3.67 27.9
St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall (Maintained school)
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Walsall 40.1 48 Below average -0.4 13% 3.18 28.1
The Beaconsfield School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 40.4 47 Below average -0.42 57% 3.42 28.3
Fernhill School (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 39.2 49 Below average -0.47 17% 3.39 28.3
Wexham School (Maintained school)
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Slough 37.3 51 Well below average -0.62 30% 3.3 27.9
The Orme Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 37.5 50 Well below average -0.69 13% 2.94 28.2
Ernulf Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 36.9 52 Well below average -0.7 14% 2.81 28.2
Wey Valley Academy (Academy)
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Dorset 35.6 53 Well below average -0.84 44% 3.13 28.1
Derby Manufacturing UTC (Academy)
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Derby 30.3 54 -1.33 4% 2.71 28.2
The Bath Studio School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 28.1 55 -1.53 0% 1.6 28.2

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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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