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Eden Girls' School, Slough (Academy)
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Slough 61.7 1 Well above average 1.19 90% 5.71 29.3
Bolton Muslim Girls School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Bolton 60.1 2 Well above average 1.18 87% 5.74 29.3
Highbury Fields School (Maintained School)
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Islington 57.4 3 Well above average 0.82 63% 5.3 29.1
St Paul's Catholic College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 56.2 4 Well above average 0.69 25% 4.8 29.4
Glenthorne High School (Academy)
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Sutton 56 5 Well above average 0.65 50% 5.04 29.4
Guru Nanak Sikh Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hillingdon 55.8 6 Well above average 0.7 84% 5.27 29.3
La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Camden 54.6 7 Well above average 0.52 57% 4.85 29.4
St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College (Maintained School)
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Salford 54.5 8 Well above average 0.55 66% 4.97 29.4
Carlton le Willows Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 53.8 9 Above average 0.48 40% 4.87 29.3
Madani Boys School (Maintained School)
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Leicester 53.2 10 Above average 0.36 5% 4.1 29.3
The Kings of Wessex Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 53 11 0.38 81% 4.75 29.3
Gaynes School (Academy)
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Havering 52.8 12 Above average 0.36 15% 4.42 29.3
St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron College (Maintained School)
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Durham 52.5 13 Above average 0.34 41% 4.59 29.2
Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Leeds 51.9 14 Above average 0.33 88% 4.96 29.1
Christ's Church of England Comprehensive Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Richmond upon Thames 51.8 15 Average 0.13 47% 4.56 29.4
Norton Hill Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bath and North East Somerset 51.6 16 Above average 0.23 75% 4.39 29.4
St Benedict's Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Suffolk 51.6 16 Above average 0.28 33% 4.67 29.1
Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 51.4 18 Above average 0.23 24% 4.37 29.3
Park High School (Academy)
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Harrow 51.2 19 Above average 0.26 65% 4.59 29.3
Aylsham High School (Maintained School)
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Norfolk 51.1 20 Above average 0.2 61% 4.7 29.3
Southgate School (Academy)
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Enfield 51.1 20 Above average 0.25 34% 4.48 29.5
Tuxford Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 51.1 20 Above average 0.2 13% 4.22 29.5
The Nelson Thomlinson School (Maintained School)
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Cumbria 50.9 23 Average 0.17 57% 4.72 29.3
Wyvern College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 50.8 24 Above average 0.18 53% 4.75 29.3
Cirencester Deer Park School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 50.6 25 Average 0.14 44% 4.49 29.2
The Knights Templar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 50.5 26 Average 0.12 67% 4.8 29.2
Parklands High School (Academy)
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Lancashire 50.3 27 Average 0.1 21% 4.09 29.3
West Park School (Academy)
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Derby 50.1 28 Average 0.11 54% 4.39 29.3
Rainhill High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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St. Helens 50 29 Average 0.1 48% 4.34 29.4
St Edward's Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Havering 50 29 Average 0.04 47% 4.25 29.2
The Hollyfield School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Kingston upon Thames 49.5 31 Average 0.03 59% 4.49 29.2
Saint Michael's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 49.4 32 Average 0.05 18% 4.19 29.4
Chailey School (Maintained School)
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East Sussex 49.2 33 Average 0.04 46% 4.48 29.2
City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 48.9 34 Average -0.04 11% 4.01 29.2
Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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Wakefield 48.4 35 Average -0.07 32% 4.21 29.3
Q3 Academy Great Barr (Academy)
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Sandwell 48.4 35 Average -0.04 41% 4.44 29.5
Guiseley School (Maintained School)
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Leeds 48.2 37 Average -0.07 79% 4.56 29.3
Hall Mead School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Havering 48 38 Average -0.08 55% 4.42 29.3
Highfields School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 47.7 39 Average -0.1 29% 4.09 29.2
John Cabot Academy (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 47.6 40 Average -0.14 24% 3.92 29.2
Bohunt School Worthing (Academy)
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West Sussex 47.3 41 Average -0.16 63% 4.28 29.1
Buxton Community School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 47.3 41 Average -0.18 17% 4.04 29.3
Budmouth College (Maintained School)
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Dorset 46.2 43 Below average -0.29 64% 4.16 29.4
The Radcliffe School (Maintained School)
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Milton Keynes 45.8 44 Below average -0.3 21% 3.66 29.3
Trinity CofE High School (Academy)
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Manchester 45.8 44 Below average -0.32 32% 3.79 29.3
Meole Brace School (Maintained School)
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Shropshire 45.4 46 Below average -0.37 29% 4.07 29.3
Oasis Academy Sholing (Academy)
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Southampton 44.6 47 Below average -0.46 34% 3.92 29.4
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Telford and Wrekin 44.6 47 Below average -0.43 33% 3.81 29.4
The Ravensbourne School (Academy)
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Bromley 44.6 47 Below average -0.48 20% 3.62 29.5
Fareham Academy (Academy)
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Hampshire 43.8 50 Well below average -0.59 32% 3.7 29.5
The Harefield Academy (Academy)
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Hillingdon 43.5 51 Well below average -0.62 61% 4 29.6
Sanders School (Academy)
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Havering 43.2 52 Well below average -0.57 26% 3.67 29.4
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Hampshire 40.7 53 Well below average -0.89 35% 3.65 29.4
UTC South Durham (Academy)
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Durham 37.3 54 -1.15 0% 2.82 29.4
Walbottle Campus (Maintained School)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 35.1 55 Well below average -1.36 12% 2.69 29.4
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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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