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The list shows the selected school compared to other state-funded mainstream schools whose key stage 4 pupils were expected to achieve similar results in year 11 based on their grades at the end of primary school (key stage 2).

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Whitefield School (Academy)
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Barnet 36.5 36 Average -0.18 26.2
Outwood Academy Carlton (Academy)
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Barnsley 42.1 9 Above average 0.26 26.2
Greenwood Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 38 27 Average -0.22 26.4
Carter Community School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 39.2 19 Average -0.08 26.1
Magna Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 51.7 1 Well above average 1.15 26.5
Laisterdyke Leadership Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 34.8 40 Below average -0.41 25.7
The E-Act Burnham Park Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 34.7 41 Well below average -0.57 26.2
Manchester Mesivta School (Maintained School)
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Bury 50.2 2 LOWCOV opens a popup 25.5
Houghton Regis Academy (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 32.3 49 Well below average -0.75 26.2
Ernesford Grange Community Academy (Academy)
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Coventry 32.6 48 Well below average -0.81 26
The Westwood Academy (Academy)
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Coventry 38.7 22 Average -0.2 26
Parkside Community School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 37.4 32 Average -0.22 25.8
De Warenne Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Doncaster 40 15 Average 0.07 26.3
Causeway School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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East Sussex 34.5 44 Well below average -0.54 26.4
The Eastbourne Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 41.8 10 Average 0.18 26
The James Hornsby School (Academy)
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Essex 38.8 21 Average -0.17 26.5
Duke's Aldridge (Academy)
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Haringey 40.9 12 Above average 0.24 26.2
Harrow High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Harrow 43 8 Above average 0.47 26.2
Orchards Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 37.4 32 Average -0.24 26.5
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Kent 35.7 37 Below average -0.38 26.5
Moor End Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 39.9 16 Average 0.05 25.8
Colne Primet Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 34.7 41 Below average -0.46 26.6
Marsden Heights Community College (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 38.2 25 Average -0.17 25.9
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 37.3 35 Average -0.23 26.2
Carr Manor Community School, Specialist Sports College (Maintained School)
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Leeds 40.4 13 Average 0.06 25.8
Sir Frank Whittle Studio School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 32 50 -0.8 26
King's Leadership Academy, Liverpool (Academy)
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Liverpool 30.6 53 Well below average -0.84 26.3
Levenshulme High School (Academy)
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Manchester 48.9 4 Well above average 0.94 25.9
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Medway 38 27 Average -0.21 26.2
Strood Academy (Academy)
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Medway 37.4 32 Below average -0.21 26.5
Melior Community Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 43.7 6 Above average 0.42 26.2
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North Lincolnshire 40.1 14 Average 0.01 26.2
Nidderdale High School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 43.9 5 Average 0.34 26.3
Malcolm Arnold Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 38.4 23 Average -0.07 26.1
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 39 20 Below average -0.44 25.8
Bicester Technology Studio (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 30.5 54 -0.97 26.6
Marine Academy Plymouth (Academy)
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Plymouth 31.3 52 Well below average -0.82 26.4
Holly Lodge High School College of Science (Maintained School)
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Sandwell 37.9 29 Average -0.14 26.2
Chaucer School (Academy)
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Sheffield 33.9 46 Well below average -0.56 26.1
Chamberlayne College for the Arts (Maintained School)
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Southampton 32 50 Well below average -1.03 25.6
Tamworth Enterprise College and AET Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 37.6 30 Below average -0.23 26.5
Reddish Vale High School (Academy)
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Stockport 39.4 18 Average -0.02 26.5
Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 35.5 38 Below average -0.4 26.1
Co-op Academy Stoke-On-Trent (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 41.7 11 Average 0.2 26.1
Kings College Guildford (Academy)
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Surrey 33.9 46 Well below average -0.7 26.4
The Telford Langley School (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 39.5 17 Average 0.01 26.4
The Telford Park School (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 34.6 43 Well below average -0.6 26.6
Ormiston Park Academy (Academy)
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Thurrock 35.2 39 Below average -0.5 26.5
New City College (College)
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Tower Hamlets 9.6 55 LOWCOV opens a popup 26.7
Saint John Bosco College (Maintained School)
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Wandsworth 43.6 7 Average 0.3 26.7
Ifield Community College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 38.2 25 Average -0.15 26.2
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West Sussex 34.5 44 Well below average -0.51 26.3
Moseley Park (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 49.9 3 Well above average 1 26.2
The De Montfort School (Maintained School)
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Worcestershire 37.5 31 Below average -0.26 26.1
Tudor Grange Academy Redditch (Academy)
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Worcestershire 38.4 23 Average -0.1 26.2

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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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