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Nonsuch High School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sutton 79.7 1 Well above average 1.21 33.4
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Trafford 78.4 2 Well above average 1.12 33.4
Dr Challoner's High School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 76.9 3 Well above average 1.14 33
Westcliff High School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Southend-on-Sea 76.9 3 Well above average 0.86 33.6
Langley Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Slough 76.6 5 Well above average 0.96 33.3
Wallington High School for Girls (Academy)
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Sutton 76.5 6 Well above average 1.04 33.1
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Southend-on-Sea 76.5 6 Well above average 0.92 33.4
Aylesbury Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 75.3 8 Well above average 0.91 33.2
Rugby High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Warwickshire 75.1 9 Well above average 0.7 33.5
Aylesbury High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 75 10 Well above average 0.98 32.9
Wallington County Grammar School (Academy)
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Sutton 75 10 Well above average 0.8 33.3
Dr Challoner's Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 74.8 12 Well above average 0.85 33.2
Ilford County High School (Maintained School)
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Redbridge 74.8 12 Well above average 0.78 33.3
Southend High School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Southend-on-Sea 74.6 14 Well above average 0.71 33.5
Watford Grammar School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 74.6 14 Well above average 1.02 32.6
Chesham Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 74.3 16 Well above average 0.94 33
Southend High School for Boys (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 74 17 Well above average 0.73 33.4
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School (Academy)
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Lancashire 73.9 18 Well above average 0.62 33.5
Dame Alice Owen's School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 73.8 19 Well above average 0.86 32.8
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 73.8 19 Well above average 0.74 33.2
Townley Grammar School (Academy)
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Bexley 73.7 21 Well above average 0.83 33
Torquay Girls Grammar School (Academy)
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Torbay 73.6 22 Well above average 0.84 33
Denmark Road High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 73.5 23 Well above average 0.78 33.1
The Skinners' School (Academy)
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Kent 73.4 24 Well above average 0.68 33.4
Loreto Grammar School (Academy)
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Trafford 73.3 25 Well above average 0.81 33
Dartford Grammar School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 73.2 26 Well above average 0.74 33.1
Bournemouth School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 73 27 Well above average 0.59 33.4
Haberdashers' Adams (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 72.9 28 Above average 0.48 33.6
Heckmondwike Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kirklees 72.7 29 Well above average 0.5 33.4
Wycombe High School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 72.7 29 Well above average 0.76 32.9
Torquay Boys' Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Torbay 72.5 31 Well above average 0.78 33
Queen Mary's High School (Academy)
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Walsall 72.1 32 Well above average 0.5 33.4
Sir Thomas Rich's School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 72.1 32 Well above average 0.59 33.2
Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 71.9 34 Above average 0.41 33.5
Sale Grammar School (Academy)
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Trafford 71.4 35 Above average 0.43 33.3
Devonport High School for Girls (Academy)
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Plymouth 71.3 36 Well above average 0.56 33.1
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 71.3 36 Well above average 0.54 33.1
Caistor Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 71.1 38 Well above average 0.6 33
Royal Latin School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 70.8 39 Above average 0.37 33.4
Marling School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 70.5 40 Well above average 0.56 33
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bexley 70.3 41 Above average 0.39 33.3
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School (Maintained School)
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Slough 69.8 42 Above average 0.33 33.2
Poole Grammar School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 69.7 43 Above average 0.45 33
Saint Ambrose College (Academy)
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Trafford 69.7 43 Well above average 0.51 33
Bexley Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bexley 69.6 45 Above average 0.21 33.5
Urmston Grammar Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Trafford 69.6 45 Average 0.19 33.5
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy (Academy)
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Torbay 69.2 47 Well above average 0.5 32.9
Burnham Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 68.9 48 Above average 0.45 32.8
Devonport High School for Boys (Academy)
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Plymouth 68.4 49 Average 0.07 33.4
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 67.4 50 Above average 0.23 32.9
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith (Academy)
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Cumbria 67.1 51 Above average 0.27 33
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Calderdale 66.7 52 Average -0.06 33.4
Sir Roger Manwood's School (Academy)
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Kent 66 53 Average 0.04 33
Beths Grammar School (Academy)
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Bexley 65.9 54 Average -0.01 33.2
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Kent 59 55 Below average -0.5 33
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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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