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Eden Boys' School Bolton (Academy)

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Bolton 60.2 1 Well above average 0.96 29.5
Fairfield High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Herefordshire 56.7 6 Well above average 0.69 29.6
St Paul's Catholic College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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West Sussex 56.6 7 Well above average 0.68 29.5
Silverdale School (Academy)

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Sheffield 57 4 Well above average 0.67 29.4
La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School (Maintained School)

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Camden 57.1 2 Well above average 0.65 29.5
Parliament Hill School (Maintained School)

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Camden 57.1 2 Well above average 0.65 29.5
All Hallows Catholic High School (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 57 4 Well above average 0.65 29.4
St Richard's Catholic College (Maintained School)

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East Sussex 55.5 9 Well above average 0.56 29.5
Harrogate Grammar School (Academy)

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North Yorkshire 55.9 8 Above average 0.49 29.4
Greenbank High School (Academy)

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Sefton 54.5 10 Above average 0.43 29.5
Ark Bolingbroke Academy (Academy)

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Wandsworth 54.1 14 Above average 0.43 29.6
Sacred Heart Catholic High School (Academy)

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Newcastle upon Tyne 54.5 10 Above average 0.41 29.4
St Crispin's School (Maintained School)

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Wokingham 54.2 13 Above average 0.4 29.3
Nower Hill High School (Academy)

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Harrow 53.4 22 Above average 0.4 29.3
Bartholomew School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Oxfordshire 54.1 14 Above average 0.38 29.3
Beal High School (Academy)

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Redbridge 53.6 19 Above average 0.38 29.4
John Taylor High School (Academy)

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Staffordshire 54.4 12 Above average 0.37 29.3
William Farr CofE Comprehensive School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Lincolnshire 53.9 16 Above average 0.35 29.6
St Angela's Ursuline School (Maintained School)

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Newham 53.5 20 Above average 0.35 29.4
The Priory School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Shropshire 53.4 22 Above average 0.35 29.3
Cardinal Hume Catholic School (Academy)

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Gateshead 53.8 18 Above average 0.34 29.5
St Joseph's College (Academy)

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Croydon 53.5 20 Above average 0.33 29.6
Wellington School (Academy)

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Trafford 52.7 24 Above average 0.26 29.7
Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)

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Hackney 51.7 27 Above average 0.2 29.5
Cockermouth School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Cumbria 52 25 Above average 0.19 29.4
Long Stratton High School (Academy)

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Norfolk 51.8 26 Average 0.18 29.5
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (Academy)

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Wiltshire 51.6 29 Average 0.14 29.4
Oakgrove School (Academy)

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Milton Keynes 51.7 27 Average 0.13 29.6
Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 51.4 30 Average 0.13 29.4
The Chase (Academy)

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Worcestershire 51.1 31 Average 0.12 29.3
The Marlborough Church of England School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Oxfordshire 50.5 33 Average 0.07 29.3
Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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East Riding of Yorkshire 50.9 32 Average 0.06 29.4
Summerhill School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Dudley 50.2 35 Average 0.01 29.4
The Royal School, Wolverhampton (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Wolverhampton 50.5 33 Average -0.02 29.5
Darrick Wood School (Academy)

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Bromley 50 36 Average -0.04 29.5
The Hurst Community College (Maintained School)

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Hampshire 49.5 37 Average -0.04 29.4
Gillingham School (Maintained School)

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Dorset 49.2 41 Average -0.07 29.4
Denbigh School (Academy)

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Milton Keynes 49.5 37 Average -0.1 29.4
Outwood Grange Academy (Academy)

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Wakefield 49.5 37 Average -0.1 29.4
Taverham High School (Academy)

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Norfolk 49 42 Average -0.1 29.5
Ormskirk School (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 49.3 40 Average -0.12 29.4
East Barnet School (Academy)

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Barnet 48.6 43 Average -0.14 29.4
Dunraven School (Academy)

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Lambeth 48.2 45 Average -0.18 29.5
Wreake Valley Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Leicestershire 48 46 Average -0.2 29.5
Sir John Nelthorpe School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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North Lincolnshire 48.5 44 Average -0.21 29.6
East London Science School (Academy)

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Newham 46.8 51 Average -0.26 29.4
Saddleworth School (Maintained School)

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Oldham 47.6 47 Below average -0.24 29.7
Shevington High School (Maintained School)

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Wigan 46.7 52 Below average -0.34 29.3
Light Hall School (Academy)

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Solihull 47 48 Below average -0.35 29.4
Forest Hill School (Maintained School)

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Lewisham 45.8 53 Below average -0.35 29.3
Dallam School (Academy)

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Cumbria 46.9 50 Well below average -0.51 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
The JCB Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Staffordshire 47 48 -0.32 29.5
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North Tyneside 53.9 16 0.37 29.5

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St Andrew's Catholic School (Maintained School)

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Surrey 60.6 -- opens a popup Well above average 0.98 29.7
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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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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.

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