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Harris Academy Battersea (Academy)
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Wandsworth 54.4 1 Well above average 0.91 78% 4.89 28
Northwood School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 52.9 2 Well above average 0.96 68% 4.72 27.9
Featherstone High School (Academy)
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Ealing 52.8 3 Well above average 0.96 73% 4.96 27.7
Harris Academy Morden (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Merton 51.3 4 Well above average 0.84 47% 4.62 27.6
The Grangefield Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 50.7 5 Well above average 0.66 45% 4.19 27.9
Hodge Hill College (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 49.5 6 Well above average 0.6 39% 4.03 27.7
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School (Academy)
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Birmingham 48.6 7 Above average 0.43 30% 4.1 27.8
Icknield High School (Academy)
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Luton 47.3 8 Above average 0.39 19% 3.94 27.7
John Ruskin School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 47.1 9 Average 0.33 11% 3.85 27.8
Westfield Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 46.7 10 Above average 0.31 73% 4.16 28
Challney High School for Boys (Academy)
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Luton 46.5 11 Above average 0.29 51% 4.04 27.9
Langdon Academy (Academy)
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Newham 46.5 11 Above average 0.25 77% 4.18 27.5
The Derby High School (Maintained school)
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Bury 46.5 11 Above average 0.3 52% 4.15 27.9
Attleborough Academy Norfolk (Academy)
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Norfolk 45.7 14 Average 0.17 10% 3.75 27.7
President Kennedy School Academy (Academy)
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Coventry 45.7 14 Above average 0.24 23% 3.98 27.6
Pleckgate High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Blackburn with Darwen 45.2 16 Average 0.16 37% 3.92 27.8
Mildenhall College Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 45 17 Average 0.14 69% 3.99 27.8
Little Ilford School (Maintained school)
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Newham 44.9 18 Above average 0.19 63% 4 27.7
George Salter Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 44.8 19 Average 0.09 40% 3.85 27.8
Newman Catholic College (Maintained school)
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Brent 44.5 20 LOWCOV opens a popup 49% 3.92 27
Gladesmore Community School (Maintained school)
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Haringey 44.4 21 Average 0.05 55% 4.1 27.7
School 21 (Academy)
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Newham 44.4 21 Average 0.06 68% 4.09 27.8
Frogmore Community College (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 44.3 23 Average 0 27% 3.79 27.9
Avonbourne Girls Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 44 24 Average 0.1 80% 3.96 27.8
Kingsdown School (Academy)
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Swindon 43.8 25 Average 0.04 14% 3.27 27.9
Stalham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 43.4 26 Average -0.01 35% 4.02 28
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North East Lincolnshire 43.3 27 Average -0.06 35% 3.78 27.7
Accrington Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 43.1 28 Average -0.07 6% 3.21 27.8
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School (Maintained school)
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Hackney 43.1 28 Average -0.1 73% 3.77 27.9
The Warren School (Academy)
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Barking and Dagenham 43.1 28 Average 0.03 25% 3.59 27.3
Testwood School (Academy)
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Hampshire 42.4 31 Average -0.09 11% 3.45 27.7
St Mary's Church of England High School (VA) (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 41.7 32 Below average -0.21 61% 3.61 28
Park Vale Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 41.3 33 Below average -0.25 42% 3.76 27.8
All Saints Catholic College Specialist in Humanities (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 40.6 34 Below average -0.36 21% 3.43 27.6
Nene Park Academy (Academy)
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Peterborough 40.2 35 Below average -0.35 48% 3.52 28
Ryde Academy (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 40.2 35 Below average -0.35 26% 3.32 27.7
Ashton Community Science College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 40 37 Below average -0.37 13% 3.42 27.7
Bournville School (Academy)
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Birmingham 39.7 38 Below average -0.4 29% 3.34 27.8
Brownhills School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Walsall 39.6 39 Below average -0.42 6% 3.29 28
Denton Community College (Maintained school)
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Tameside 39.5 40 Below average -0.44 18% 3.2 27.9
Queensbury Academy (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 39.3 41 Below average -0.44 13% 3.18 27.9
Herne Bay High School (Academy)
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Kent 39.2 42 Below average -0.43 42% 3.24 28.1
Kelmscott School (Maintained school)
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Waltham Forest 38.8 43 Below average -0.36 27% 3.17 27.8
Hertswood Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 38.7 44 Well below average -0.52 49% 3.31 27.9
Harrogate High School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 38.5 45 Well below average -0.6 21% 3.34 27.7
Havelock Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 38.5 45 Below average -0.42 21% 3.2 28
Tamworth Enterprise College and AET Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Staffordshire 38.5 45 Well below average -0.55 34% 3.2 27.7
Childwall Sports & Science Academy (Academy)
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Liverpool 37.6 48 Well below average -0.61 17% 3.02 27.7
St Cuthbert Mayne School (Maintained school)
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Torbay 36.8 49 Well below average -0.64 6% 2.88 28
Digitech Studio School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 36 50 -0.87 0% 2.63 28
Energy Coast UTC (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cumbria 35.2 51 -0.84 0% 2.83 28.2
The Telford Priory School (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 35.1 52 Well below average -0.82 26% 2.88 27.9
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Leicestershire 33.5 53 Well below average -1.12 7% 2.89 27.7
Queen Elizabeth's Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 33.2 54 Well below average -1.11 73% 2.91 27.6
Cecil Jones Academy (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 32.4 55 Well below average -1.1 21% 2.9 28

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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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