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Highbury Fields School (Maintained School)
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Islington 52.8 1 Well above average 0.76 28.5
St Edmund's Catholic School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Portsmouth 52.2 2 Well above average 0.55 28.5
St Mark's West Essex Catholic School (Academy)
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Essex 50.7 3 Above average 0.46 28.6
Rastrick High School (Academy)
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Calderdale 49.8 4 Above average 0.37 28.3
Studley High School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 49.8 4 Above average 0.28 28.3
King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School (Maintained School)
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Suffolk 49.5 6 Above average 0.28 28.3
Weald School, The (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 49.5 6 Above average 0.23 28.5
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (Maintained School)
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Islington 49.4 8 Above average 0.24 28.4
Wootton Upper School (Academy)
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Bedford 49.1 9 0.26 28.4
Blenheim High School (Academy)
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Surrey 49 10 Above average 0.23 28.4
Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 48.7 11 Above average 0.22 28.4
Dene Magna School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 48.6 12 Above average 0.23 28.4
Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 48.6 12 Above average 0.21 28.4
Rodillian Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 48.6 12 Above average 0.22 28.4
Harris Academy Falconwood (Academy)
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Bexley 48.4 15 Above average 0.2 28.6
Plymstock School (Academy)
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Plymouth 48.3 16 Average 0.16 28.5
Tuxford Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 47.9 17 Average 0.12 28.6
St Ignatius College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 47.8 18 Average 0.15 28.4
John Flamsteed Community School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 47.7 19 Average 0.1 28.6
South Craven School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 47.7 19 Average 0.13 28.5
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 47.3 21 Average 0.07 28.5
Manor School Sports College (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 47.1 22 Average 0.06 28.3
The Lacon Childe School (Academy)
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Shropshire 46.5 23 Average -0.03 28.4
De Aston School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 46.4 24 Average -0.02 28.6
Ellowes Hall Sports College (Academy)
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Dudley 46.2 25 Average -0.02 28.3
The Chalfonts Community College (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 46.2 25 Average -0.06 28.5
Belfairs Academy (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 46.1 27 Average -0.08 28.6
Wath Comprehensive School : A Language College (Maintained School)
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Rotherham 45.8 28 Average -0.08 28.3
Forge Valley School (Academy)
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Sheffield 45.7 29 Average -0.1 28.2
Meadowhead School Academy Trust (Academy)
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Sheffield 45.7 29 Average -0.04 28.3
St Edmunds Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 45.6 31 Average -0.11 28.6
St Wilfrid's Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 45.5 32 Average -0.12 28.3
Felpham Community College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 45.4 33 Average -0.08 28.4
The John Warner School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 45.4 33 Average -0.14 28.6
Howden School (Maintained School)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 44.8 35 Average -0.17 28.5
The Marches School (Academy)
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Shropshire 44.7 36 Below average -0.18 28.5
Greensward Academy (Academy)
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Essex 44.6 37 Below average -0.18 28.5
The Banovallum School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 44.3 38 Below average -0.24 28.6
Ark Burlington Danes Academy (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 44.2 39 Below average -0.28 28.5
The Sutton Academy (Academy)
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St. Helens 44.1 40 Below average -0.25 28.5
Birchwood Community High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Warrington 43.9 41 Below average -0.26 28.4
Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 43.7 42 Below average -0.28 28.6
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Croydon 43.7 42 Average -0.16 28.5
IES Breckland (Academy)
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Suffolk 43.4 44 Below average -0.3 28.6
Stopsley High School (Maintained School)
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Luton 43.3 45 Below average -0.31 28.4
Sidmouth College (Maintained School)
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Devon 42.7 46 Below average -0.4 28.6
LeAF Studio (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 42 47 -0.52 28.6
The Cumberland School (Maintained School)
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Newham 41.6 48 Below average -0.39 28.2
Cansfield High School (Maintained School)
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Wigan 41.4 49 Below average -0.5 28.6
Westfield School (Maintained School)
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Sheffield 41.3 50 Well below average -0.52 28.4
Frederick Gent School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 40.5 51 Well below average -0.59 28.5
Royton and Crompton School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oldham 39.4 52 Well below average -0.67 28.6
Stantonbury International (Academy)
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Milton Keynes 38 53 Well below average -0.77 28.5
Tanfield School, Specialist College of Science and Engineering (Maintained School)
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Durham 36.9 54 Well below average -0.94 28.5
Woodlands Community College (Maintained School)
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Southampton 34.9 55 Well below average -1.08 28.7

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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.

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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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