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The Swanage School (Academy)
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Dorset 47.7 1 Well above average 0.54 27.3
Sheffield Springs Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 46.8 2 Above average 0.45 26.6
East Point Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 46.4 3 Well above average 0.5 26.9
St Simon Stock Catholic School (Academy)
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Kent 46.1 4 Well above average 0.5 27.1
Southfields Academy (Academy)
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Wandsworth 45.4 5 Average 0.22 26.9
Holyhead School (Academy)
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Birmingham 44.5 6 Above average 0.33 26.9
Bedlingtonshire Community High School (Maintained School)
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Northumberland 43.8 7 Above average 0.26 26.9
Clacton County High School (Academy)
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Essex 43.8 7 Above average 0.24 26.7
Bruntcliffe Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 43.7 9 Above average 0.24 27
Bridgwater College Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 43.5 10 Average 0.21 26.7
Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College (Academy)
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Slough 43.5 10 Average 0.18 26.6
Marshland High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 43.2 12 Average 0.17 26.7
Alderman Peel High School (Maintained School)
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Norfolk 43.1 13 Average 0.16 26.9
Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive School (Maintained School)
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Gateshead 42.8 14 Average 0.11 26.9
Weavers Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 42.8 14 Average 0.12 26.9
James Calvert Spence College (Maintained School)
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Northumberland 42.7 16 Average 0.05 26.7
Pleckgate High School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 42.1 17 Average 0.07 26.5
Ark Boulton Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 42 18 Average 0.09 26.7
Ark All Saints Academy (Academy)
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Southwark 41.9 19 Average -0.07 26.8
Paget High School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 41.8 20 Average 0.08 26.7
The Trafalgar School at Downton (Academy)
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Wiltshire 41.6 21 Average 0.03 27
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 41.3 22 Average -0.05 26.6
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 41.1 23 Average 0.12 27.2
John O'gaunt School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 40.8 24 Average -0.05 26.8
Goole High School (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 40 25 Average -0.14 26.8
Swinton Academy (Academy)
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Rotherham 40 25 Average -0.13 26.8
Baxter College (Academy)
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Worcestershire 39.9 27 Average -0.19 26.9
Leeds East Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 39.8 28 Average -0.02 26.9
Airedale Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 39.7 29 Average -0.19 26.9
Corpus Christi Catholic High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 39.7 29 Average -0.22 26.9
Harlington School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hillingdon 39.4 31 Average -0.23 26.7
Sutton Community Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 39.2 32 Average -0.21 26.5
King Ethelbert School (Academy)
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Kent 38.9 33 Below average -0.25 27.2
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Brighton and Hove 38.5 34 Below average -0.39 27.1
Herne Bay High School (Academy)
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Kent 38 35 Below average -0.33 27
Lea Valley High School (Maintained School)
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Enfield 38 35 Below average -0.3 26.7
Springwest Academy (Academy)
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Hounslow 38 35 Below average -0.37 26.6
The Parker E-ACT Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 38 35 Below average -0.33 26.8
Corby Business Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 37.7 39 Below average -0.36 26.4
The Forest High School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 37.7 39 Below average -0.37 26.5
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Kent 37.5 41 Below average -0.4 27
Caistor Yarborough Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 37.3 42 Below average -0.42 27
Louth Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 36.6 43 Below average -0.5 27
Our Lady and St John Catholic College (Maintained School)
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Blackburn with Darwen 36.6 43 Well below average -0.52 27
All Saints' Roman Catholic High School, Rossendale (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 36.5 45 Below average -0.48 27.1
Northfleet Technology College (Maintained School)
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Kent 36.4 46 Below average -0.43 26.8
Beckfoot Thornton (Academy)
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Bradford 36.3 47 Below average -0.49 26.7
Lord Derby Academy (Academy)
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Knowsley 35.9 48 Well below average -0.53 27
The Oldershaw Academy (Academy)
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Wirral 34.3 49 Well below average -0.68 26.9
Castle View School (Academy)
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Essex 33.9 50 Well below average -0.74 27.1
The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (Academy)
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Liverpool 33.9 50 Well below average -0.68 27
Cecil Jones Academy (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 33.7 52 Well below average -0.75 26.8
The Deanes (Academy)
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Essex 32.7 53 Well below average -0.94 26.6
Balby Carr Community Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 27.6 54 Well below average -1.3 26.7
Hull College (College)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 26.7 55 -1.46 26.9

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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 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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