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The Cheadle Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 41.7 40 Below average -0.32 74% 3.61 28.7
Mount Grace School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 41.5 41 Below average -0.39 22% 3.34 28.6
The JCB Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 43.4 25 -0.24 0% 3.01 28.6
Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (Academy)
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Kent 54.2 2 Well above average 0.88 82% 4.9 28.5
Chester International School (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 31.7 55 -1.12 25% 2.61 28.5
Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 46.3 13 Average 0.12 11% 3.77 28.5
Netherwood Academy (Academy)
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Barnsley 37 52 Well below average -0.81 19% 3.08 28.5
The Cavendish School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 40.2 46 Below average -0.49 12% 3.34 28.5
Appleton Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 39.5 49 Well below average -0.57 30% 3.29 28.4
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire West and Chester 43 29 Below average -0.24 19% 3.44 28.4
Holmer Green Senior School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 49.2 7 Above average 0.41 42% 4.16 28.4
Ken Stimpson Community School (Maintained school)
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Peterborough 39.8 48 Below average -0.48 10% 3.2 28.4
LeAF Studio (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 41.5 41 -0.42 13% 3.33 28.4
Ortu Gable Hall School (Academy)
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Thurrock 39.9 47 Well below average -0.54 42% 3.39 28.4
Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road (Academy)
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Devon 43.3 26 Below average -0.22 40% 3.86 28.4
The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School (Maintained school)
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Surrey 42.8 32 Below average -0.26 27% 3.71 28.4
Worle Community School (Academy)
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North Somerset 42.2 37 Below average -0.26 28% 3.54 28.4
Ashcroft High School (Maintained school)
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Luton 41.8 39 Below average -0.33 21% 3.44 28.3
Beacon Hill Academy (Academy)
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Dudley 41.9 38 Below average -0.36 18% 3.29 28.3
Bramcote College (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 45.4 14 Average 0.01 28% 4.06 28.3
Chiltern Hills Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 48 9 Average 0.22 53% 4.13 28.3
Crookhorn College (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 43 29 Below average -0.25 27% 3.64 28.3
Kingsmead School (Academy)
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Enfield 48.7 8 Above average 0.33 77% 4.52 28.3
Shaftesbury School (Academy)
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Dorset 43.8 23 Below average -0.23 63% 4.03 28.3
Sir Herbert Leon Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Milton Keynes 33.5 54 Well below average -1.08 16% 2.69 28.3
St George's Catholic School (Academy)
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Westminster 51 5 Above average 0.48 26% 4.39 28.3
St Michael's Church of England High School (Academy)
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Sefton 42.7 33 Below average -0.27 40% 3.68 28.3
The Oakwood Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottingham 43.1 27 Below average -0.26 17% 3.66 28.3
The Rawlett School (An Aet Academy) (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44 20 Average -0.14 32% 3.81 28.3
The Thomas Adams School, Wem (Maintained school)
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Shropshire 43.8 23 Average -0.17 52% 3.84 28.3
Yewlands Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 43 29 Below average -0.24 33% 3.55 28.3
Bower Park Academy (Academy)
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Havering 44 20 Average -0.1 29% 3.89 28.2
Calderstones School (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 42.5 34 Below average -0.22 53% 3.9 28.2
Downham Market Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 43.9 22 Average -0.15 44% 3.81 28.2
Haggerston School (Maintained school)
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Hackney 43.1 27 Average -0.15 33% 3.68 28.2
Riverside School (Academy)
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Barking and Dagenham 54.6 1 Well above average 0.91 80% 5.11 28.2
St Andrew's CofE High School for Boys (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 41.3 43 Below average -0.35 34% 3.5 28.2
Stanground Academy (Academy)
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Peterborough 40.7 44 Below average -0.43 36% 3.56 28.2
The Elmgreen School (Academy)
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Lambeth 39.3 50 Below average -0.5 42% 3.34 28.2
The Highfield School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 45.2 16 Average 0 13% 3.78 28.2
Woolmer Hill School (Academy)
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Surrey 46.7 12 Average 0.09 34% 4.04 28.2
Bedale High School (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 47.4 11 Average 0.16 32% 4.24 28.1
Caterham High School (Maintained school)
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Redbridge 45.4 14 Average 0.18 49% 3.98 28.1
Copley Academy (Academy)
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Tameside 34.6 53 Well below average -1.03 12% 2.82 28.1
Cromwell Community College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 44.8 18 Average -0.04 10% 3.64 28.1
Jo Richardson Community School (Maintained school)
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Barking and Dagenham 49.3 6 Above average 0.37 5% 3.95 28.1
King James Academy Royston (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 42.5 34 -0.26 9% 3.55 28.1
Kirkby Stephen Grammar School (Academy)
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Cumbria 42.3 36 Average -0.27 16% 3.64 28.1
Mulberry UTC (Academy)
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Tower Hamlets 37.6 51 -0.86 3% 3.06 28.1
Redruth School (Maintained school)
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Cornwall 48 9 Above average 0.29 18% 4.01 28.1
Rushey Mead Academy (Academy)
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Leicester 54 3 Well above average 0.95 71% 5.19 28.1
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Southwark 53.4 4 Well above average 1 54% 4.79 28.1
Wood Green School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 44.2 19 Average -0.13 37% 3.89 28.1
Frederick Bremer School (Maintained school)
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Waltham Forest 45.1 17 Average 0.1 83% 4.05 28
South Chingford Foundation School (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 40.3 45 Below average -0.32 66% 3.65 27.9

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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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