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Madani Girls' School (Maintained school)
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Leicester 56.5 1 Well above average 0.96 22% 4.61 29
Brampton Manor Academy (Academy)
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Newham 56.1 2 Well above average 0.87 86% 5.08 28.8
The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Ealing 54.4 3 Well above average 0.82 64% 5.01 28.9
Drayton Manor High School (Academy)
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Ealing 53.8 4 Well above average 0.67 86% 5.26 29
Heath Park (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 53 5 Well above average 0.57 10% 3.81 28.9
The Compton School (Academy)
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Barnet 52.8 6 Well above average 0.58 37% 4.7 28.9
Cambourne Village College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 52.3 7 Above average 0.44 53% 4.66 28.9
St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School (Academy)
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Barnet 51.3 8 Above average 0.33 79% 4.84 28.9
Wheatley Park School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 51 9 Above average 0.32 46% 4.65 28.9
Enfield County School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Enfield 50.7 10 Above average 0.28 63% 4.71 29
Copleston High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 50.5 11 Above average 0.38 31% 4.38 28.7
Redhill Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 50.3 12 Above average 0.31 31% 4.43 28.8
Sidmouth College (Maintained school)
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Devon 49.9 13 Above average 0.26 20% 4.22 29
Cedars Upper School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Central Bedfordshire 49.1 14 0.13 24% 4.09 28.8
Christopher Whitehead Language College (Academy)
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Worcestershire 49.1 14 Average 0.15 83% 4.6 28.8
Longsands Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 48.8 16 Average 0.14 28% 4.28 28.9
Ruislip High School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 48.8 16 Average 0.09 26% 4.39 28.9
Winterton Community Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 48.7 18 Average 0.16 52% 4.28 28.8
Worthing High School (Academy)
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West Sussex 48.6 19 Average 0.14 67% 4.5 28.9
Kantor King Solomon High School (Maintained school)
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Redbridge 48.5 20 Average 0.06 47% 4.32 28.9
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Essex 48.4 21 Average 0.1 33% 4.15 29.1
Highcliffe School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 48.2 22 Average 0.06 56% 4.43 29
Alderman Peel High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 48.1 23 Average 0.02 11% 3.87 28.8
Cheney School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.1 23 Average 0.13 51% 4.33 28.7
Benton Park School (Maintained school)
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Leeds 48 25 Average 0.05 34% 4.1 28.8
The City Academy, Hackney (Academy)
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Hackney 47.8 26 Average 0.08 97% 4.42 29
Cowley International College (Maintained school)
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St. Helens 47.7 27 Average 0.01 41% 3.71 28.8
Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 47.2 28 Average 0.03 36% 4.05 28.8
St Julie's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 46.8 29 Average -0.08 44% 3.82 29.1
Debden Park High School (Academy)
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Essex 46.6 30 Average -0.12 15% 3.84 28.8
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Hertfordshire 46.5 31 Average -0.07 52% 4.17 28.9
Whitworth Community High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 46.4 32 Average -0.03 14% 3.8 29.1
Heaton Manor School (Maintained school)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 45.9 33 Average -0.15 70% 4.23 28.8
Altrincham College (Academy)
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Trafford 45.8 34 Below average -0.24 14% 3.66 29.1
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Norfolk 45.7 35 Average -0.17 51% 4.2 28.8
Trinity Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Warwickshire 45.5 36 Average -0.09 31% 3.8 28.8
Charles Darwin School (Academy)
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Bromley 45.4 37 Below average -0.2 42% 3.98 28.9
Northfield School and Sports College (Maintained school)
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Stockton-on-Tees 45.4 37 Below average -0.21 41% 3.86 29
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Cambridgeshire 45.3 39 Below average -0.21 14% 3.92 28.8
St Joseph's Catholic College (Academy)
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Swindon 45.3 39 Average -0.06 29% 3.99 28.7
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Bath and North East Somerset 45.2 41 -0.11 2% 2.96 28.9
Shire Oak Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 45.2 41 Below average -0.21 37% 3.92 29
Staindrop Academy (Academy)
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County Durham 44.9 43 Average -0.23 21% 3.63 28.8
Blessed Trinity RC College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 44.8 44 Below average -0.29 50% 3.94 28.8
Winchcombe School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 44.3 45 Below average -0.31 37% 3.91 29.1
Clyst Vale Community College (Academy)
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Devon 44.2 46 Below average -0.34 43% 3.93 28.8
Farnham Heath End (Academy)
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Surrey 44.1 47 Below average -0.27 41% 4.08 28.7
The Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 44.1 47 Below average -0.29 8% 3.53 28.6
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Leicestershire 43.9 49 Below average -0.34 80% 4.2 29
Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 43.8 50 Below average -0.38 28% 3.73 28.8
Blythe Bridge High School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Staffordshire 43.5 51 Below average -0.4 94% 4.05 29
Maltings Academy (Academy)
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Essex 43 52 Below average -0.44 18% 3.48 28.9
Longbenton High School (Maintained school)
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North Tyneside 42.8 53 Below average -0.5 14% 3.51 29
Heritage High School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 42.6 54 Below average -0.45 20% 3.6 28.9
University Technical College Leeds (Academy)
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Leeds 42.5 55 -0.5 1% 3.66 28.6

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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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