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Wallington High School for Girls (Academy)
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Sutton 79.4 1 Well above average 1.07 97% 7.78 33.4
Woodford County High School (Maintained school)
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Redbridge 78.8 2 Well above average 1.17 98% 7.75 33.1
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Buckinghamshire 78.7 3 Well above average 1.09 97% 7.73 33.2
Tiffin School (Academy)
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Kingston upon Thames 77.7 4 Well above average 0.79 97% 7.64 33.5
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School (Maintained school)
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Barnet 77.6 5 Well above average 0.92 90% 7.51 33.4
Wallington County Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sutton 77.4 6 Well above average 0.84 87% 7.47 33.4
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Southend-on-Sea 77.3 7 Well above average 0.83 96% 7.58 33.5
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School (Academy)
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Birmingham 76.4 8 Well above average 0.68 96% 7.45 33.5
Queen Mary's Grammar School (Academy)
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Walsall 76.4 8 Well above average 0.76 69% 7.2 33.4
South Wilts Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wiltshire 76.3 10 Well above average 0.7 73% 7.15 33.4
Wycombe High School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 76.3 10 Well above average 0.81 85% 7.36 33.3
Westcliff High School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Southend-on-Sea 76 12 Well above average 0.77 73% 7.13 33.4
Denmark Road High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 75.9 13 Well above average 0.9 90% 7.27 33.1
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (Academy)
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Birmingham 75.8 14 Well above average 0.82 61% 6.93 33.2
Ilford County High School (Maintained school)
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Redbridge 75.5 15 Well above average 0.88 97% 7.31 33.1
Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wiltshire 75.4 16 Well above average 0.71 62% 7.03 33.4
Beaconsfield High School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 75.2 17 Well above average 0.8 87% 7.23 33.1
Dr Challoner's Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 75.2 17 Well above average 0.72 47% 6.7 33.1
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 75.2 17 Well above average 0.55 88% 7.23 33.6
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 75.2 17 Well above average 0.68 93% 7.37 33.3
Aylesbury High School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 75 21 Well above average 0.62 79% 7.14 33.4
King Edward VI Handsworth School (Academy)
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Birmingham 75 21 Well above average 0.65 88% 7.08 33.4
Sir Thomas Rich's School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 75 21 Well above average 0.7 70% 6.96 33.3
Lawrence Sheriff School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Warwickshire 74.7 24 Well above average 0.55 98% 7.25 33.4
Dartford Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 74.3 25 Well above average 0.75 99% 7.4 33.1
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 74.3 25 Well above average 0.56 85% 7.22 33.4
Wolverhampton Girls' High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 74.3 25 Well above average 0.51 84% 7.17 33.5
Devonport High School for Girls (Academy)
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Plymouth 74.1 28 Well above average 0.63 91% 7.02 33.3
Aylesbury Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 73.9 29 Well above average 0.52 74% 6.89 33.4
Chesham Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 73.6 30 Well above average 0.62 88% 7.07 33.3
Langley Grammar School (Academy)
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Slough 73.5 31 Well above average 0.55 85% 6.99 33.3
Southend High School for Boys (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 73.1 32 Well above average 0.53 71% 6.71 33.3
Torquay Girls Grammar School (Academy)
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Torbay 73 33 Well above average 0.63 85% 7.05 33.1
Caistor Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 72.9 34 Well above average 0.64 91% 7.1 33.1
Heckmondwike Grammar School (Academy)
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Kirklees 72.9 34 Well above average 0.53 85% 6.77 33.2
The Crossley Heath School (Academy)
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Calderdale 72.9 34 Above average 0.44 85% 6.93 33.4
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School (Maintained school)
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Slough 72.7 37 Well above average 0.53 95% 6.91 33.2
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Warwickshire 72.6 38 Well above average 0.61 63% 6.76 33.1
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School (Academy)
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Bexley 72.1 39 Above average 0.43 93% 6.87 33.2
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Kent 72.1 39 Well above average 0.62 89% 7.05 33.1
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 72 41 Above average 0.37 97% 6.83 33.4
Sale Grammar School (Academy)
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Trafford 72 41 Above average 0.45 86% 6.82 33.3
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Buckinghamshire 72 41 Well above average 0.59 35% 5.73 33.1
Bournemouth School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 71.9 44 Above average 0.46 88% 6.86 33.2
Burnham Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 71.5 45 Above average 0.46 54% 6.45 33.1
Lancaster Royal Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 71.4 46 Average 0.16 63% 6.38 33.6
Bournemouth School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 71.2 47 Above average 0.42 70% 6.55 33
King Edward VI Aston School (Academy)
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Birmingham 71.1 48 Above average 0.3 95% 6.79 33.4
Bexley Grammar School (Academy)
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Bexley 70.5 49 Above average 0.24 98% 6.93 33.4
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Buckinghamshire 70.5 49 Above average 0.27 73% 6.58 33.2
Urmston Grammar Academy (Academy)
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Trafford 70 51 Average 0.16 76% 6.65 33.3
Beths Grammar School (Academy)
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Bexley 68.8 52 Above average 0.21 92% 6.62 33.2
Devonport High School for Boys (Academy)
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Plymouth 68.8 52 Average 0.1 70% 6.39 33.2
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Calderdale 68.3 54 Average 0.02 79% 6.42 33.4
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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.

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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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