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Casterton College Rutland (Academy)
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Rutland 54.2 1 Well above average 0.68 41% 4.88 28.8
Greenford High School (Maintained school)
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Ealing 54.2 1 Well above average 0.7 52% 4.97 28.8
Harris Academy St John's Wood (Academy)
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Westminster 54 3 Well above average 0.76 53% 4.71 28.9
Outwood Academy Valley (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 52.4 4 Well above average 0.52 29% 4.53 28.6
Penryn College (Academy)
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Cornwall 52.2 5 Well above average 0.51 36% 4.55 28.7
Ark Bolingbroke Academy (Academy)
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Wandsworth 52 6 Above average 0.49 46% 4.78 28.9
Bluecoat Wollaton Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 52 6 Above average 0.46 15% 4.32 28.8
Queensmead School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 51.5 8 Above average 0.38 61% 4.84 28.7
Glebelands School (Maintained school)
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Surrey 51.1 9 Above average 0.37 35% 4.55 28.8
Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 50.9 10 Above average 0.43 16% 4.12 28.8
St Paul's Way Trust School (Academy)
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Tower Hamlets 50.9 10 Above average 0.37 61% 4.44 28.6
Sir Jonathan North Community College (Maintained school)
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Leicester 50.4 12 Above average 0.34 27% 4.32 28.7
Calder High School, The Calder Learning Trust (Maintained school)
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Calderdale 49.9 13 Above average 0.28 23% 3.97 29.1
Queens Park Community School (Academy)
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Brent 49.8 14 Above average 0.24 37% 4.47 28.7
St Ignatius College (Maintained school)
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Enfield 49.8 14 Above average 0.25 54% 4.54 28.7
Pershore High School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 49.2 16 0.19 23% 4.27 28.7
Bowland High (Academy)
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Lancashire 48.8 17 Average 0.15 35% 4.27 29.1
Morpeth School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 48.6 18 Average 0.15 5% 3.99 28.7
Abbey College, Ramsey (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 48.5 19 Average 0.15 10% 3.86 28.8
Harris Academy Falconwood (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bexley 48.1 20 Average -0.04 68% 4.41 29
The Cooper School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.1 20 Average 0.07 29% 4.17 29
Pudsey Grangefield School (Maintained school)
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Leeds 48 22 Average 0.09 54% 4.27 28.9
Ribblesdale High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 47.9 23 Average 0.05 26% 4.12 29.1
St Augustine's Roman Catholic School, Scarborough (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 47.7 24 Average 0.09 21% 4.07 28.7
Middleton Technology School (Academy)
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Rochdale 47.4 25 Average -0.01 16% 3.79 29
St Joseph's College (Academy)
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Croydon 47.3 26 Average 0.01 27% 3.85 28.8
The Windsor Boys' School (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 46.9 27 0.03 39% 4.27 28.8
Manor School Sports College (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 46.7 28 Average -0.05 41% 3.95 28.7
Compass School Southwark (Academy)
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Southwark 46.3 29 Average 0.01 86% 4.11 29
Oakwood School (Maintained school)
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Surrey 46.2 30 Average -0.08 40% 4.17 28.8
The Vyne Community School (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 46.2 30 Average -0.12 22% 4.03 28.9
Flixton Girls School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Trafford 46 32 Average -0.13 48% 3.88 29
Putteridge High School (Academy)
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Luton 45.9 33 Average 0.09 21% 3.97 28.7
St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Northumberland 45.8 34 Average -0.14 19% 3.88 29
Brighouse High School (Academy)
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Calderdale 45.7 35 Average -0.13 31% 3.79 28.8
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Somerset 45.7 35 Average -0.1 38% 3.93 28.8
The Henry Box School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 45.7 35 Average -0.14 27% 3.9 28.8
Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School (Maintained school)
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Croydon 45.5 38 Average -0.17 67% 4.08 28.9
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Northumberland 45.4 39 Below average -0.2 61% 3.95 28.9
Frederick Gough School (Maintained school)
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North Lincolnshire 45.1 40 Below average -0.19 38% 3.82 28.8
Gillingham School (Maintained school)
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Dorset 45 41 Below average -0.19 66% 4.14 28.7
Isca (Academy)
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Devon 44.9 42 Below average -0.27 29% 3.93 29
Leytonstone School (Maintained school)
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Waltham Forest 44 43 Average -0.12 40% 3.83 28.9
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Staffordshire 43.8 44 Below average -0.33 62% 4.04 28.8
Sir Graham Balfour High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 43.6 45 Below average -0.37 32% 3.78 28.9
Unsworth Academy (Academy)
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Bury 43.4 46 Below average -0.31 66% 3.89 28.7
Maltings Academy (Academy)
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Essex 43 47 Below average -0.44 18% 3.48 28.9
Darwen Vale High School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 42.7 48 Below average -0.46 15% 3.53 28.7
Horbury Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 42.5 49 Below average -0.44 29% 3.67 28.5
Westhoughton High School (Maintained school)
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Bolton 41.8 50 Below average -0.49 15% 3.53 28.8
Bishop Barrington School A Sports with Mathematics College (Maintained school)
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County Durham 41.4 51 Well below average -0.57 12% 3.22 28.8
Nicholas Chamberlaine School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 40.8 52 Well below average -0.63 30% 3.51 28.9
Murray Park Community School (Maintained school)
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Derby 39.8 53 Well below average -0.7 11% 3.4 28.8
The Mosslands School (Maintained school)
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Wirral 37.5 54 Well below average -0.96 22% 3.06 29
South Wiltshire UTC (Academy)
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Wiltshire 36.9 55 -0.93 0% 2.98 28.7

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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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