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Horizon Community College (Maintained school)
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Barnsley 45.1 15 Average 0.09 57% 3.87 28
The Bath Studio School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 28.1 54 -1.53 0% 1.6 28.2
St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 42.7 27 Average -0.16 8% 3.56 28.1
Little Lever School (Academy)
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Bolton 43.5 22 Average 0.04 9% 3.53 28
Smithills School (Academy)
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Bolton 40.8 37 Below average -0.27 36% 3.62 27.7
Fairfield High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol, City of 46.7 11 Above average 0.35 45% 4.02 27.5
The Beaconsfield School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 40.4 42 Below average -0.42 57% 3.42 28.3
Ernulf Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 36.9 49 Well below average -0.7 14% 2.81 28.2
Regent High School (Maintained school)
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Camden 42.2 30 Average -0.19 60% 3.78 28
Ruskin Community High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire East 44.2 18 Average 0.06 4% 3.51 27.9
Looe Community Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 46.2 12 Average 0.22 54% 4.25 27.9
Holsworthy Community College (Academy)
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Devon 40.8 37 Below average -0.38 47% 3.67 27.9
Steiner Academy Exeter (Academy)
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Devon 40.7 40 Well below average -0.86 67% 3.91 27.5
Lytchett Minster School (Maintained school)
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Dorset 46.9 8 Above average 0.25 12% 3.81 28.2
Wey Valley Academy (Academy)
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Dorset 35.6 52 Well below average -0.84 44% 3.13 28.1
Edmonton County School (Academy)
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Enfield 42.4 29 Average -0.05 50% 3.85 28
Hedingham School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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Essex 46.8 9 Above average 0.23 30% 3.88 27.9
Plumstead Manor School (Maintained school)
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Greenwich 41.6 33 Below average -0.3 42% 3.55 27.9
The Grange School (Academy)
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Halton 33.8 53 Well below average -0.97 40% 2.99 27.7
Phoenix Academy (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 44.8 16 Average -0.05 51% 4.11 28.2
Bridgemary School (Academy)
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Hampshire 36 50 Well below average -0.82 11% 2.74 28
Barnhill Community High School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 48.7 5 Well above average 0.57 37% 4.45 28
Rosedale College (Academy)
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Hillingdon 49.9 4 Well above average 0.63 42% 4.08 27.9
Heston Community School (Academy)
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Hounslow 52 2 Well above average 0.81 72% 4.96 28
Batley Girls High School (Academy)
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Kirklees 51.4 3 Well above average 0.69 62% 4.62 28.1
Newsome High School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 40.8 37 Below average -0.36 9% 3.27 27.9
Halewood Academy (Academy)
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Knowsley 35.8 51 Well below average -0.85 67% 3.08 28.1
Saint Gabriel's College (Maintained school)
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Lambeth 42.2 30 Average -0.27 56% 3.87 27.9
St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls (Academy)
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Lambeth 43.4 23 Average 0.04 23% 3.46 27.9
Moor Park High School and Sixth Form (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 42.7 27 Average -0.12 26% 3.52 28
The Banovallum School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 43 25 Average -0.13 20% 3.5 28.2
The Studio @ Deyes (Academy)
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Liverpool 17.2 55 -2.41 0% 1.3 28.1
The Howard School (Academy)
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Medway 42.8 26 Average -0.14 58% 3.7 28.4
Northgate High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 43.6 21 Average -0.05 18% 3.65 28
Berwick Academy (Academy)
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Northumberland 38.9 45 -0.55 15% 3.17 27.9
The Joseph Whitaker School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 46.1 13 Average 0.18 32% 4.06 28
The Hathershaw College (Academy)
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Oldham 43.9 20 Average -0.01 0% 3.54 27.9
Admiral Lord Nelson School (Academy)
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Portsmouth 43.3 24 Average -0.11 55% 3.84 28.1
Dinnington High School (Academy)
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Rotherham 40.5 41 Below average -0.37 18% 3.22 28.2
The Grove School (Maintained school)
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Shropshire 41 36 Below average -0.3 13% 3.31 27.8
The Westgate School (Academy)
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Slough 46.8 9 Above average 0.25 16% 3.88 28.1
Wexham School (Maintained school)
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Slough 37.3 48 Well below average -0.62 30% 3.3 27.9
The Orme Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 37.5 47 Well below average -0.69 13% 2.94 28.2
Wolgarston High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 48.7 5 0.46 56% 4.38 28
Discovery Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 41.5 34 Below average -0.3 39% 3.34 28.1
Bungay High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 47.5 7 Above average 0.3 41% 4.11 27.9
Madeley Academy (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 46 14 Average 0.17 24% 3.85 28
St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall (Maintained school)
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Walsall 40.1 43 Below average -0.4 13% 3.18 28.1
John O'Gaunt School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 41.2 35 Average -0.3 14% 3.57 27.7
Chichester Free School (Academy)
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West Sussex 44.4 17 Average -0.07 64% 4.11 28.2
Holy Trinity CofE Secondary School, Crawley (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 44.2 18 Average 0.04 15% 3.57 27.8
The Littlehampton Academy (Academy)
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West Sussex 38.8 46 Below average -0.49 48% 3.27 28
The Bulmershe School (Maintained school)
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Wokingham 42.2 30 Average -0.09 66% 3.84 27.7
Baxter College (Academy)
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Worcestershire 39 44 Below average -0.46 47% 3.4 27.9
St Augustine's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 54.1 1 0.99 47% 4.66 27.9

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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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