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St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls (Maintained School)
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Enfield 57.2 1 Well above average 1.3 27.8
Whitmore High School (Maintained School)
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Harrow 56.1 2 Well above average 1.1 27.8
Reach Academy Feltham (Academy)
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Hounslow 54 3 Well above average 0.85 28
Northwood School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 52.6 4 Well above average 0.7 27.7
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 51.6 5 Well above average 0.75 27.7
Icknield High School (Academy)
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Luton 48.4 6 Above average 0.42 27.8
Coundon Court (Academy)
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Coventry 46.9 7 Above average 0.19 27.9
Davison Church of England High School for Girls, Worthing (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 46.8 8 Above average 0.19 28
Midhurst Rother College (Academy)
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West Sussex 46.8 8 Average 0.17 27.9
The Bicester School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 46.6 10 Average 0.08 28.1
The Matthew Arnold School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 46.5 11 Average 0.17 28.1
Norton College (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 46.2 12 Average 0.16 27.9
Corfe Hills School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 46.1 13 0.11 28
Holyrood Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 45.8 14 Average 0.1 28
Ss John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 45.7 15 Average 0.14 27.9
Rooks Heath College (Academy)
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Harrow 45.3 16 Average -0.01 27.9
Ash Manor School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 45.1 17 Average -0.01 28
Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College (Academy)
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Brent 44.9 18 Average 0.08 27.8
King James I Academy Bishop Auckland (Academy)
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Durham 44.9 18 Average -0.01 28.3
Maidenhill School (Maintained School)
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Gloucestershire 44.7 20 Average -0.04 28
Kelvin Hall School (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 44.6 21 Average -0.02 27.8
Accrington Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 44.5 22 Average -0.05 28.1
Cullompton Community College (Maintained School)
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Devon 44.5 22 Average 0 28.1
Ferryhill Business Enterprise College (Maintained School)
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Durham 44.5 22 Average -0.05 27.8
Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road (Academy)
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Devon 44.3 25 Average -0.06 28.3
Arena Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 44 26 Average -0.09 28.1
The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Warwickshire 44 26 Average -0.15 27.9
The Highfield School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 43.7 28 Average -0.15 28
Kingsmead School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 43.5 29 Average -0.15 28
St Peter and St Paul, Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 43.5 29 Average -0.07 27.7
The Cornelius Vermuyden School (Academy)
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Essex 42.8 31 Below average -0.22 28.2
Saint Pius X Catholic High School A Specialist School in Humanities (Maintained School)
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Rotherham 42.6 32 Below average -0.23 27.8
Plumstead Manor School (Maintained School)
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Greenwich 42.5 33 Average -0.18 27.9
Cannock Chase High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Staffordshire 42.3 34 Below average -0.27 28
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls (Academy)
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Lambeth 42.1 35 Average -0.15 28.2
Broadwater School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 41.8 36 Below average -0.46 27.8
Eggbuckland Community College (Academy)
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Plymouth 41.6 37 Below average -0.39 28.2
Abbeywood Community School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 41.5 38 Below average -0.49 28.1
Caister Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 41.4 39 Below average -0.39 27.8
Stanground Academy (Academy)
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Peterborough 41.3 40 Below average -0.35 28
The Nottingham Emmanuel School (Academy)
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Nottingham 41.1 41 Below average -0.43 27.7
The Hart School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 40.1 42 Below average -0.47 28
Aylestone School (Maintained School)
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Herefordshire 39.9 43 Well below average -0.53 27.8
Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)
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Herefordshire 39.5 44 Below average -0.48 27.7
Kingsdown School (Academy)
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Swindon 39.4 45 Below average -0.48 27.8
Medina College (Maintained School)
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Isle of Wight 39.4 45 Well below average -0.56 27.8
Fulwood Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 39.3 47 Well below average -0.63 27.9
Longhill High School (Maintained School)
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Brighton and Hove 38.8 48 Well below average -0.59 27.8
St Cuthbert's RC High School (Maintained School)
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Rochdale 38.8 48 Well below average -0.61 27.9
Harwich and Dovercourt High School (Academy)
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Essex 38.7 50 Well below average -0.64 28
Bolton UTC (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bolton 38.6 51 -0.46 28.2
Erith School (Academy)
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Bexley 37.9 52 Well below average -0.69 28
Steiner Academy Exeter (Academy)
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Devon 37.7 53 Well below average -1.28 27.8
Silverstone UTC (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 35.7 54 -0.99 28.3
Thornaby Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 35.7 54 Well below average -0.89 27.8

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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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