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Beacon Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 50.7 1 Well above average 0.7 27.6
The Grangefield Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 49.5 2 Well above average 0.57 27.7
Hazelwick School (Academy)
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West Sussex 48.6 3 Above average 0.44 27.5
Cockburn School (Academy)
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Leeds 47.4 4 Above average 0.37 27.3
St Michael's Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Buckinghamshire 46.7 5 Above average 0.31 27.9
Parkfield School (Academy)
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Pre-LGR 2019 Dorset 46.3 6 Average 0.19 27.5
Ferndown Upper School (Maintained School)
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Dorset 46.2 7 0.29 27.4
Jo Richardson Community School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Barking and Dagenham 46.2 7 Above average 0.27 27.3
St Augustine's CofE High School (Maintained School)
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Westminster 46.1 9 Average 0.19 27.6
Barlby High School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 46 10 Average 0.24 27.5
Sir William Ramsay School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 46 10 Above average 0.24 27.7
Marriotts School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 45.8 12 Average 0.21 27.4
Mayfield School (Maintained School)
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Redbridge 45.8 12 Above average 0.34 27.3
Shoeburyness High School (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 45.3 14 Above average 0.18 27.6
Alec Reed Academy (Academy)
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Ealing 44.9 15 Average 0.15 27.7
Frederick Gough School (Maintained School)
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North Lincolnshire 44.4 16 Average 0.06 27.5
Thornhill Community Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 44.4 16 Average 0.03 27.6
Meols Cop High School (Maintained School)
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Sefton 44 18 Average 0.03 27.6
Testwood School (Academy)
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Hampshire 44 18 Average 0.02 27.7
Heartlands High School (Academy)
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Haringey 43.6 20 Average 0.1 27.4
Millom School (Maintained School)
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Cumbria 43.5 21 Average -0.03 27.4
Wyvern College (Academy)
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Wiltshire 43.5 21 Average 0 27.4
The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 43.4 23 Average -0.01 27.5
King Arthur's Community School (Maintained School)
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Somerset 43.1 24 Average -0.04 27.5
St Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury (Academy)
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Kent 43 25 Average -0.09 27.7
Abbot Beyne School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 42.7 26 Average 0.02 27.2
Dyson Perrins CofE Academy (Academy)
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Worcestershire 42.7 26 Average -0.13 27.3
The Marvell College (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 42.2 28 Average -0.15 27.6
Oasis Academy John Williams (Academy)
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Bristol City of 41.9 29 Average -0.14 27.5
The John of Gaunt School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 41.9 29 Average -0.16 27.4
Oxclose Community Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 41.8 31 Below average -0.21 27.6
Furness Academy (Academy)
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Cumbria 41.5 32 Average -0.21 27.7
Humphry Davy School (Maintained School)
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Cornwall 41.5 32 Average -0.19 27.3
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Solihull 41.5 32 Below average -0.24 27.7
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 41.5 32 Below average -0.26 27.6
Stratton Upper School (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 41.3 36 -0.26 27.5
The Ebbsfleet Academy (Academy)
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Kent 41 37 Below average -0.39 27.8
Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 40.9 38 Below average -0.29 27.6
Somercotes Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 40.4 39 Below average -0.35 27.8
The Axholme Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 40.4 39 Below average -0.34 27.8
Bourne End Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 40.1 41 Below average -0.28 27.9
Great Torrington School (Academy)
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Devon 40.1 41 Below average -0.37 27.6
Acton High School (Maintained School)
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Ealing 40 43 Below average -0.31 27.5
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Hackney 40 43 Below average -0.39 27.8
Sewell Park Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 39.9 45 Below average -0.34 27.4
Beacon Hill Academy (Academy)
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Dudley 39.7 46 Below average -0.38 27.5
Atlantic Academy (Academy)
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Devon 39.1 47 Well below average -0.51 27.3
North Durham Academy (Academy)
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Durham 39 48 Below average -0.47 27.6
Halewood Academy (Academy)
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Knowsley 38.8 49 Below average -0.5 27.7
Great Barr Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 37.9 50 Well below average -0.61 27.5
Yewlands Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 37.8 51 Well below average -0.58 27.5
NCEA Duke's Secondary School (Academy)
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Northumberland 36.9 52 Well below average -0.61 27.6
Rayner Stephens High School (Academy)
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Tameside 34.9 53 Well below average -0.82 27.5
Red House Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 34.8 54 Well below average -0.85 27.6
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Warrington 34.8 54 Well below average -0.95 27.5

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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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