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Eden Boys' School Bolton (Academy)
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Bolton 60.2 1 Well above average 0.96 29.5
Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School (Maintained School)
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Hackney 58.6 2 Well above average 1.2 29.7
La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Camden 57.1 3 Well above average 0.65 29.5
Parliament Hill School (Maintained School)
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Camden 57.1 3 Well above average 0.65 29.5
Silverdale School (Academy)
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Sheffield 57 5 Well above average 0.67 29.4
St Paul's Catholic College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 56.6 6 Well above average 0.68 29.5
St Gregory's Catholic Science College (Academy)
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Brent 54.8 7 Above average 0.46 29.4
Greenbank High School (Academy)
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Sefton 54.5 8 Above average 0.43 29.5
Impington Village College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 54.5 8 Above average 0.39 29.2
St James' Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Barnet 54.5 8 Above average 0.43 29.5
John Taylor High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 54.4 11 Above average 0.37 29.3
St Crispin's School (Maintained School)
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Wokingham 54.2 12 Above average 0.4 29.3
Bartholomew School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 54.1 13 Above average 0.38 29.3
St Angela's Ursuline School (Maintained School)
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Newham 53.5 14 Above average 0.35 29.4
St Joseph's College (Academy)
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Croydon 53.5 14 Above average 0.33 29.6
Goffs School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 53.4 16 Above average 0.34 29.4
Nower Hill High School (Academy)
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Harrow 53.4 16 Above average 0.4 29.3
The Priory School (Academy)
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Shropshire 53.4 16 Above average 0.35 29.3
Bishop Challoner Catholic College (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 53.2 19 Above average 0.36 29.4
Bohunt School (Academy)
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Hampshire 52.9 20 Above average 0.29 29.4
Wellington School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Trafford 52.7 21 Above average 0.26 29.7
Henry Beaufort School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 52.2 22 Above average 0.22 29.4
Cockermouth School (Academy)
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Cumbria 52 23 Above average 0.19 29.4
Long Stratton High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 51.8 24 Average 0.18 29.5
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Hackney 51.7 25 Above average 0.2 29.5
Arnold Hill Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 51.2 26 Average 0.14 29.3
King James's School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 51.1 27 Average 0.07 29.3
Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (Academy)
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Nottingham 51 28 0 29.4
Mayflower High School (Academy)
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Essex 50.8 29 Average 0.12 29.3
Ivybridge Community College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Devon 50.4 30 Average 0.05 29.3
Branston Community Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 50.3 31 Average 0.02 29.5
Summerhill School (Maintained School)
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Dudley 50.2 32 Average 0.01 29.4
Darrick Wood School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bromley 50 33 Average -0.04 29.5
Denbigh School (Academy)
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Milton Keynes 49.5 34 Average -0.1 29.4
The Hurst Community College (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 49.5 34 Average -0.04 29.4
The Hayfield School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Doncaster 49.4 36 Average -0.04 29.5
Gillingham School (Maintained School)
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Dorset 49.2 37 Average -0.07 29.4
Garstang Community Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 49 38 Average -0.1 29.5
Taverham High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 49 38 Average -0.1 29.5
East Barnet School (Academy)
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Barnet 48.6 40 Average -0.14 29.4
Sir John Nelthorpe School (Maintained School)
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North Lincolnshire 48.5 41 Average -0.21 29.6
Springfield School (Academy)
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Portsmouth 48.5 41 Average -0.13 29.4
Enfield Grammar School (Academy)
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Enfield 48.3 43 Average -0.15 29.3
Hall Mead School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Havering 48.3 43 Average -0.15 29.2
Dunraven School (Academy)
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Lambeth 48.2 45 Average -0.18 29.5
Marden High School (Maintained School)
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North Tyneside 48 46 Average -0.22 29.4
Light Hall School (Academy)
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Solihull 47 47 Below average -0.35 29.4
The JCB Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 47 47 -0.32 29.5
East London Science School (Academy)
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Newham 46.8 49 Average -0.26 29.4
Blythe Bridge High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Staffordshire 46 50 Below average -0.41 29.5
Emerson Park Academy (Academy)
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Havering 45.9 51 Below average -0.4 29.5
Forest Hill School (Maintained School)
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Lewisham 45.8 52 Below average -0.35 29.3
Humphrey Perkins School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 42.6 53 Well below average -0.73 29.5
CTC Kingshurst Academy (Academy)
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Solihull 42.1 54 Well below average -0.8 29.5
De La Salle School (Maintained School)
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St. Helens 40.7 55 Well below average -0.93 29.5

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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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