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Wilmslow High School (Maintained School)
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Cheshire East 54.5 18 Above average 0.3 31% 4.78 29.9
Westfield Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 45.9 54 Well below average -0.55 15% 3.97 29.9
Toot Hill School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 56.5 10 Above average 0.47 52% 5.04 29.9
The Wavell School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 47.7 51 Below average -0.39 68% 4.5 29.9
The South Wolds Academy & Sixth Form (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 52.1 31 Average 0.04 38% 4.56 29.9
The Hemel Hempstead School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 52 32 Average 0.07 47% 4.71 29.9
The Green School for Girls (Academy)
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Hounslow 56.8 8 Above average 0.48 64% 5.11 29.8
The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls (Academy)
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Havering 55 14 Above average 0.29 62% 4.99 30
The Crompton House Church of England Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oldham 48.6 48 Below average -0.28 62% 4.42 29.8
The Chase (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Worcestershire 52.9 26 Average 0.05 29% 4.65 29.8
The Billericay School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 47.8 50 Below average -0.37 74% 4.42 30
Tapton School (Academy)
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Sheffield 56.1 11 Above average 0.46 63% 5.1 29.6
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Hackney 53.3 25 Above average 0.18 53% 4.76 30.1
St Mary's Catholic School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 54.6 17 Above average 0.28 80% 5.1 29.8
St Leonard's Catholic School (Academy)
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Durham 50.9 38 Average -0.09 81% 4.66 29.9
St John's School & Sixth Form College - A Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Durham 50.2 41 Average -0.13 17% 4.01 30
St James' Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Stockport 54.8 15 Above average 0.31 52% 4.73 30
St Bede's Inter-Church School (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 60.1 1 Well above average 0.81 62% 5.54 29.9
St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 52.2 30 Average 0.09 81% 4.84 30
Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 51.4 35 Average 0.04 47% 4.61 30
Saddleworth School (Maintained School)
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Oldham 45.8 55 Well below average -0.54 14% 3.63 29.9
S.Peter's Collegiate Church of England School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 50.2 41 Average 0.01 71% 4.5 30.1
Range High School (Academy)
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Sefton 52.5 27 Average 0.15 28% 4.45 29.9
Prendergast School (Maintained School)
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Lewisham 56 12 Above average 0.45 82% 5.29 29.9
Oakwood High School (Academy)
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Rotherham 49 46 Below average -0.27 30% 4.08 30
Marylebone Boys' School (Academy)
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Westminster 49.6 45 Average -0.21 71% 4.71 29.9
Lymm High School (Academy)
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Warrington 57 5 Well above average 0.54 35% 5 30
Loreto College (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 59.4 2 Well above average 0.8 74% 5.57 30
Little Heath School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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West Berkshire 50.1 43 Average -0.16 32% 4.31 30
Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport (Academy)
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Essex 53.5 23 Average 0.21 66% 4.91 30
Huish Episcopi Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Somerset 47 52 Below average -0.43 53% 4.22 29.9
Hope Valley College (Academy)
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Derbyshire 54 20 Above average 0.28 28% 4.76 29.9
Holy Family Roman Catholic and Church of England College (Maintained School)
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Rochdale 57 5 Well above average 0.53 23% 4.8 30.1
Holmfirth High School (Maintained School)
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Kirklees 53.9 22 Above average 0.25 37% 4.88 29.9
Haybridge High School and Sixth Form (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Worcestershire 53.4 24 Average 0.16 71% 4.94 29.9
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Richmond upon Thames 57 5 Well above average 0.54 63% 5.18 29.8
Fullbrook School (Academy)
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Surrey 50.8 39 Average -0.06 86% 4.68 29.9
Framwellgate School Durham (Academy)
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Durham 51 37 Average -0.1 22% 4.26 30
Finham Park School (Academy)
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Coventry 51.7 33 Average -0.01 54% 4.78 30
East Barnet School (Academy)
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Barnet 51.1 36 Average 0 64% 4.71 30.1
Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 52.4 29 Average 0.06 54% 4.85 30
Colston's Girls' School (Academy)
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Bristol City of 56.7 9 Well above average 0.51 91% 5.49 29.7
Chellaston Academy (Academy)
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Derby 54.2 19 Above average 0.21 71% 5.11 29.9
Cardinal Newman Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Brighton and Hove 51.5 34 Average 0.01 53% 4.71 30
Cams Hill School (Academy)
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Hampshire 50 44 Average -0.12 53% 4.54 30
BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology (Maintained School)
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Croydon 48.7 47 -0.3 15% 3.78 30.1
Bramhall High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Stockport 56 12 Above average 0.43 32% 4.87 29.8
Bohunt School (Academy)
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Hampshire 54.8 15 Above average 0.33 50% 4.93 29.9
Backwell School (Academy)
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North Somerset 50.6 40 Average -0.15 75% 4.76 29.9
Avanti House School (Academy)
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Harrow 59.2 3 Well above average 0.68 88% 5.79 29.9
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Trafford 46.2 53 Below average -0.5 37% 4 30.1
Allestree Woodlands School (Academy)
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Derby 48 49 Below average -0.36 74% 4.42 29.9
All Hallows Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Surrey 57.5 4 Well above average 0.59 80% 5.32 30
All Hallows Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 54 20 Above average 0.26 32% 4.76 29.9
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School (Academy)
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Lancashire 52.5 27 Average 0.08 13% 4.45 29.9

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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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