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Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Blackburn with Darwen 67.5 1 Well above average 1.9 28.9
St Francis Xavier School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 57.9 2 Well above average 0.98 28.9
The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Ealing 57 3 Well above average 0.93 28.9
Ryedale School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 56.6 4 Well above average 0.87 28.7
Plashet School (Maintained School)
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Newham 55.8 5 Well above average 0.79 28.6
King Ecgbert School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Sheffield 53.9 6 Well above average 0.55 28.5
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred (Academy)
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Thurrock 53.8 7 Well above average 0.59 28.8
Holmer Green Senior School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 52.7 8 Well above average 0.51 29.1
The Kings of Wessex Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 52.6 9 0.46 28.8
Humberston Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 51.7 10 Above average 0.36 29
Penrice Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 51.4 11 Above average 0.34 28.8
Sir William Romney's School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 50.8 12 Average 0.22 28.8
Highfields School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 50.7 13 Above average 0.26 28.9
Shipston High School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 50.7 13 Above average 0.28 28.5
Birkenhead High School Academy (Academy)
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Wirral 50.4 15 Average 0.24 29.1
Kennet School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 50.2 16 Above average 0.17 28.8
Saint Michael's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 50 17 Above average 0.21 28.9
Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 49.9 18 Average 0.18 29.1
Parrs Wood High School (Academy)
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Manchester 49.9 18 Above average 0.18 28.9
The Hamble School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 49.7 20 Average 0.17 28.7
Esher Church of England High School (Academy)
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Surrey 49.5 21 Above average 0.18 28.9
Philip Morant School and College (Academy)
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Essex 49.5 21 Average 0.15 28.8
East Bergholt High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 48.6 23 Average 0.04 28.9
Imberhorne School (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 48.6 23 Average 0.09 28.8
Aylsham High School (Maintained School)
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Norfolk 48.5 25 Average 0.08 28.9
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 48.3 26 Average 0.03 29
Hall Green School (Academy)
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Birmingham 48.2 27 Average 0.06 28.7
Hinchingbrooke School (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 48.2 27 Average 0.02 28.8
Oldbury Wells School (Academy)
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Shropshire 48.2 27 Average 0.04 29.1
Middleton Technology School (Academy)
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Rochdale 48.1 30 Average 0 28.9
Tudor Grange Academy Worcester (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Worcestershire 47.7 31 Average -0.05 28.9
Chorlton High School (Academy)
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Manchester 47.5 32 Average 0 28.9
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn (Maintained School)
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Blackburn with Darwen 47.4 33 Average -0.06 28.9
Cedars Upper School (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 47.3 34 -0.06 28.7
The Bewdley School (Maintained School)
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Worcestershire 47.1 35 Average -0.1 28.8
Kirk Balk Academy (Academy)
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Barnsley 46.9 36 Average -0.1 28.8
Madeley High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 46.7 37 Average -0.16 28.9
Desborough College (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 46.4 38 Average -0.18 28.8
Campion School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 46.2 39 Below average -0.2 28.7
Patcham High School (Maintained School)
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Brighton and Hove 46.2 39 Average -0.18 28.9
Downend School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 46 41 Average -0.18 28.7
Budehaven Community School (Maintained School)
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Cornwall 45.9 42 Below average -0.19 28.7
Wheatley Park School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 45.8 43 Below average -0.21 28.8
The Coleshill School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 45.4 44 Below average -0.24 28.8
St Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport (Maintained School)
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Stockport 44.9 45 Below average -0.34 28.5
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School (Maintained School)
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Salford 44.7 46 Below average -0.34 28.7
Hurstmere School (Academy)
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Bexley 44.3 47 Below average -0.38 29.1
John Hanson Community School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 44.3 47 Below average -0.36 28.9
Aldworth School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 44.1 49 Below average -0.39 29
William de Ferrers School (Academy)
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Essex 44.1 49 Below average -0.43 29
St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Stoke-on-Trent 44 51 Below average -0.37 29
Longbenton High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Tyneside 43 52 Below average -0.49 28.7
The Hermitage Academy (Academy)
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Durham 43 52 Well below average -0.53 28.8
Montgomery High School (Academy)
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Blackpool 39.3 54 Well below average -0.87 28.9
Wigan UTC (Academy)
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Wigan 37 55 -1.01 29
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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 with 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 .

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.

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.

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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