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Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy (Academy)
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York 55 1 Well above average 0.79 54% 4.86 28.6
Amersham School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 52.7 2 Well above average 0.56 33% 4.42 28.9
Trinity Academy, Halifax (Academy)
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Calderdale 52.7 2 Well above average 0.61 25% 4.33 28.7
St Paul's Catholic College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 52.1 4 Well above average 0.55 37% 4.61 28.7
Lampton Academy (Academy)
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Hounslow 51.5 5 Well above average 0.55 65% 4.64 28.7
Mulberry School for Girls (Academy)
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Tower Hamlets 51.3 6 Above average 0.45 94% 4.73 28.4
Sawtry Village Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 50.5 7 Above average 0.4 25% 4.43 28.6
Burntwood School (Academy)
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Wandsworth 49.7 8 Above average 0.32 91% 4.69 28.7
Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College (Maintained School)
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Barking and Dagenham 49.3 9 Above average 0.31 38% 4.24 28.5
The Nottingham Emmanuel School (Academy)
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Nottingham 49.3 9 Above average 0.25 28% 4.01 28.6
Steyning Grammar School (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 49.2 11 Above average 0.25 26% 4.24 28.6
The Dukeries Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 49 12 Above average 0.23 35% 3.85 28.9
Bingley Grammar School (Maintained School)
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Bradford 48.8 13 Above average 0.23 55% 4.48 28.7
Northgate High School (Maintained School)
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Suffolk 48.7 14 Above average 0.2 51% 4.43 28.4
Wingfield Academy (Academy)
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Rotherham 48.6 15 Average 0.2 19% 3.87 28.8
The Excel Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 48 16 Average 0.09 31% 3.9 28.8
Willowfield School (Maintained School)
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Waltham Forest 47.9 17 Average 0.21 59% 4.22 28.8
Sherburn High School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 47.6 18 Average 0.1 98% 4.54 28.8
Camborne Science and International Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 47.4 19 Average 0.09 25% 3.85 28.7
Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Arts and Community College (Maintained School)
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Coventry 47 20 Average 0.03 22% 3.75 28.6
Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College (Academy)
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Brent 47 20 Above average 0.24 82% 4.31 28.7
King Edward VI Community College (Maintained School)
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Devon 46.7 22 Average -0.01 28% 3.97 28.7
Harrytown Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Stockport 46.6 23 Average 0.02 29% 3.97 28.7
St Bernard's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Rotherham 46.5 24 Average 0.01 28% 3.83 28.9
The Cottesloe School (Maintained School)
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Buckinghamshire 46 25 Average -0.05 35% 3.96 28.8
Heathcote School & Science College (Maintained School)
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Waltham Forest 45.5 26 Average -0.11 20% 3.91 28.5
Dyke House Sports and Technology College (Academy)
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Hartlepool 45.4 27 Average -0.08 28% 3.67 28.7
Brimsham Green School (Maintained School)
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South Gloucestershire 45.3 28 Average -0.1 24% 3.8 28.6
Alec Hunter Academy (Academy)
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Essex 45.2 29 Average -0.13 35% 3.89 28.7
St Mark's West Essex Catholic School (Academy)
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Essex 45.1 30 Average -0.16 52% 4.03 28.7
Chase Terrace Technology College (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44.9 31 Average -0.17 14% 3.57 28.7
Wyedean School and 6th Form Centre (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 44.9 31 Average -0.17 23% 3.72 28.8
Caldew School (Academy)
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Cumbria 44.8 33 Below average -0.21 56% 4 28.6
Swanwick Hall School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 44.6 34 Below average -0.19 36% 3.69 28.7
St Paul's Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Leicester 44.5 35 Average -0.17 25% 3.79 28.7
Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy (Academy)
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Slough 44.4 36 Average -0.16 9% 3.84 28.9
Kingsmead School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44.3 37 Below average -0.22 23% 3.76 28.7
All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth (Maintained School)
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Dorset 44.1 38 Below average -0.22 29% 3.87 28.6
The Bicester School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 44.1 38 Average -0.22 77% 4.09 28.9
The Cedars Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 44 40 Below average -0.25 45% 3.96 28.8
Felpham Community College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 43.9 41 Below average -0.23 42% 3.85 28.8
St Bernard's Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Cumbria 43.8 42 Below average -0.27 4% 3.53 28.5
The Radclyffe School (Maintained School)
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Oldham 43.4 43 Below average -0.31 8% 3.39 28.7
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 43.3 44 Below average -0.33 27% 3.71 28.8
The Arnewood School (Academy)
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Hampshire 42.4 45 Below average -0.41 44% 3.82 28.7
St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Bristol City of 42.2 46 Below average -0.45 29% 3.56 28.8
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West Berkshire 42 47 Below average -0.46 53% 3.65 28.7
Exmouth Community College (Academy)
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Devon 41.9 48 Below average -0.4 9% 3.42 28.7
Maghull High School (Academy)
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Sefton 41.8 49 Below average -0.49 8% 3.11 28.8
Ladybridge High School (Maintained School)
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Bolton 40.9 50 Below average -0.49 11% 3.37 28.7
Sir Thomas Boughey Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 40.8 51 Well below average -0.59 38% 3.51 28.8
Kenton School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 40.5 52 Well below average -0.62 30% 3.27 28.7
Richard Rose Morton Academy (Academy)
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Cumbria 39.2 53 Well below average -0.72 20% 3.16 28.8
Tanfield School, Specialist College of Science and Engineering (Maintained School)
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Durham 38.8 54 Well below average -0.76 27% 3.23 28.6
Birches Head Academy (Maintained School)
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Stoke-on-Trent 34 55 Well below average -1.18 10% 2.51 28.8

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Type of school or college

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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