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South Wiltshire UTC (Academy)
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Wiltshire 36.3 55 -1.26 29.1
Seaton Burn College, A Specialist Business and Enterprise School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Tyneside 41.4 54 Well below average -0.76 29.2
Quarrydale Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 43.1 53 Well below average -0.58 29
Pilton Community College (Academy)
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Devon 43.6 52 Well below average -0.53 29.2
Archway School (Maintained School)
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Gloucestershire 43.9 51 Below average -0.48 29.2
Venerable Bede Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 44 50 Below average -0.5 29.1
The King Alfred School (Maintained School)
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Somerset 44.1 49 Below average -0.47 28.9
Winifred Holtby Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 44.7 47 Below average -0.41 29.2
Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School (Maintained School)
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Nottinghamshire 44.7 47 Below average -0.42 29.1
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)
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Brighton and Hove 45 46 Below average -0.29 29
WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Academy)
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Coventry 45.2 45 -0.46 29.3
Hele's School (Academy)
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Plymouth 45.5 44 Below average -0.31 29.2
Parrenthorn High School (Maintained School)
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Bury 46.5 43 Below average -0.26 29.1
Turton School (Maintained School)
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Bolton 46.8 42 Below average -0.22 29.2
Fred Longworth High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wigan 47.5 41 Average -0.13 29.1
Woodhey High School (Maintained School)
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Bury 48.2 38 Average -0.07 29.1
Prendergast Vale School (Maintained School)
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Lewisham 48.2 38 Average -0.06 29
Highams Park School (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 48.2 38 Average -0.07 29
Sandwell Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sandwell 48.5 33 Average -0.06 29.2
Pudsey Grangefield School (Maintained School)
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Leeds 48.5 33 Average -0.05 29.1
Clyst Vale Community College (Academy)
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Devon 48.5 33 Average -0.03 29.3
Bitterne Park School (Maintained School)
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Southampton 48.5 33 Average -0.05 28.9
Bacon's College (Academy)
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Southwark 48.5 33 Average -0.04 29.2
Ruislip High School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 48.7 30 Average -0.03 28.9
King Alfred's (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.7 30 Average -0.04 29
Belper School and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 48.7 30 Average 0 29.1
Durrington High School (Academy)
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West Sussex 48.8 29 Average 0.01 29
Walsall Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 49.4 28 Average 0.03 29.2
Wanstead High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Redbridge 49.6 27 Average 0.08 28.9
Shenley Brook End School (Academy)
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Milton Keynes 49.7 26 Average 0.1 29.1
Trinity CofE High School (Academy)
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Manchester 49.8 24 Average 0.06 29
St Bonaventure's RC School (Maintained School)
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Newham 49.8 24 Average 0.08 29
Holbrook Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 50.1 23 Average 0.09 29
Ashby School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 50.4 22 0.13 29.2
Redhill School (Academy)
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Dudley 50.5 21 Average 0.16 29.1
Kineton High School (Maintained School)
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Warwickshire 50.7 20 Average 0.15 29.1
King's Norton Boys' School (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 50.9 19 Average 0.17 29.2
Woodkirk Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 51 18 Above average 0.23 29.1
Glebelands School (Maintained School)
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Surrey 51.5 17 Average 0.26 28.9
Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Tower Hamlets 51.6 16 Above average 0.26 29.2
Falmouth School (Academy)
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Cornwall 52.2 15 Above average 0.34 29
Ashlyns School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 52.3 13 Above average 0.35 29
Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Croydon 52.3 13 Above average 0.34 29
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls (Academy)
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Croydon 52.5 12 Above average 0.4 29.3
Catmose College (Academy)
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Rutland 52.8 11 Above average 0.41 29
Hollingworth Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Rochdale 52.9 10 Above average 0.39 29.1
West Lakes Academy (Academy)
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Cumbria 53.8 9 Well above average 0.5 29.1
Penwortham Girls' High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 54.4 7 Well above average 0.56 29
Alcester Academy (Academy)
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Warwickshire 54.4 7 Well above average 0.55 29.2
The Green School for Girls (Academy)
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Hounslow 54.7 6 Well above average 0.58 29.2
Tanbridge House School (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 55.4 5 Well above average 0.64 29.1
The Ursuline Academy Ilford (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Redbridge 55.7 4 Well above average 0.67 29.2
Didcot Girls' School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 55.9 3 Well above average 0.67 29
Bentley Wood High School (Academy)
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Harrow 56.1 2 Well above average 0.87 29.1
Mossbourne Community Academy (Academy)
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Hackney 59 1 Well above average 1.01 29.1

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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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