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The Piggott School (Academy)
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Wokingham 60.1 1 Well above average 0.93 67% 5.52 29.6
Parliament Hill School (Maintained School)
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Camden 58.7 2 Well above average 0.77 58% 5.34 29.7
Cheadle Hulme High School (Academy)
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Stockport 58 3 Well above average 0.74 45% 5.19 29.7
Allerton High School (Maintained School)
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Leeds 57.8 4 Well above average 0.69 65% 5.05 29.6
Eden Boys' School, Preston (Academy)
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Lancashire 57.6 5 Well above average 0.71 96% 5.5 29.5
Bishop Challoner Catholic College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 56.5 6 Well above average 0.59 35% 4.83 29.8
Notre Dame High School, Norwich (Academy)
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Norfolk 55.5 7 Well above average 0.5 63% 5.14 29.6
St Mary's RC High School (Maintained School)
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Herefordshire 55 8 Above average 0.44 30% 4.76 29.6
Teesdale School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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Durham 54.7 9 Above average 0.4 62% 4.82 29.8
Whitley Bay High School (Maintained School)
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North Tyneside 54.6 10 0.39 37% 4.77 29.6
The Arthur Terry School (Academy)
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Birmingham 54.2 11 Above average 0.35 73% 5.11 29.9
Reach Academy Feltham (Academy)
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Hounslow 54 12 Average 0.35 71% 5.27 29.6
Wymondham High Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 53.9 13 Above average 0.34 92% 5.02 29.7
Valentines High School (Maintained School)
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Redbridge 53.8 14 Above average 0.49 51% 4.78 29.6
Greenbank High School (Academy)
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Sefton 53.3 15 Above average 0.31 63% 4.82 29.6
Queen Elizabeth High School (Academy)
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Northumberland 53.3 15 0.29 19% 4.54 29.7
Riddlesdown Collegiate (Academy)
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Croydon 53.3 15 Above average 0.31 61% 4.82 29.6
Bartholomew School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 53.2 18 Above average 0.23 36% 4.65 29.6
Nottingham Free School (Academy)
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Nottingham 53.2 18 Above average 0.38 58% 4.96 29.8
Wade Deacon High School (Academy)
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Halton 52.9 20 Above average 0.22 37% 4.53 29.6
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 52.4 21 Above average 0.26 82% 4.76 29.5
St Cuthbert's High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Newcastle upon Tyne 52.2 22 Average 0.15 85% 4.82 29.8
Ashlawn School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 51.9 23 Average 0.13 77% 4.94 29.8
Hammersmith Academy (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 51.6 24 Average 0.1 88% 4.73 29.6
Enfield Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 51.4 25 Average 0.12 50% 4.76 29.5
John F Kennedy Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 51 26 Average 0.05 21% 4.32 29.6
Sponne School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 51 26 Average 0.04 46% 4.74 29.6
Myton School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 50.9 28 Average 0.05 56% 4.56 29.4
Amery Hill School (Academy)
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Hampshire 50.7 29 Average 0.03 55% 4.57 29.7
St Aidan's Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 50.4 30 Average 0.01 57% 4.53 29.6
Futures Institute Banbury (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oxfordshire 50.2 31 0.02 55% 4.48 29.5
Endon High School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 49.9 32 Average -0.04 45% 4.45 29.6
Campion School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 49.7 33 Average -0.08 25% 4.26 29.7
Sandbach School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 49.6 34 Average -0.06 19% 4.2 29.5
Isleworth and Syon School for Boys (Academy)
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Hounslow 49.4 35 Average -0.01 34% 4.5 29.7
Philip Morant School and College (Academy)
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Essex 49.4 35 Average -0.03 42% 4.32 29.7
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 49.4 35 Average -0.05 21% 4.24 29.6
St Martin's School Brentwood (Academy)
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Essex 49 38 Below average -0.19 12% 3.98 29.6
UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park (Academy)
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Sheffield 48.9 39 -0.24 3% 3.79 29.9
The King John School (Academy)
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Essex 48.6 40 Below average -0.21 58% 4.27 29.8
Aston Academy (Academy)
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Rotherham 48.3 41 Below average -0.24 67% 4.28 29.7
Eggar's School (Academy)
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Hampshire 48.3 41 Below average -0.28 41% 4.31 29.7
St Wilfrid's Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 48.3 41 Below average -0.2 70% 4.35 29.7
St Alban's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 48.2 44 Below average -0.22 22% 4.08 29.7
Crofton School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 48.1 45 Below average -0.24 28% 4.17 29.6
Writhlington School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 47.8 46 Below average -0.26 40% 4.23 29.5
The Park Community School (Maintained School)
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Devon 47.6 47 Below average -0.32 28% 4.21 29.6
Baines School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 47.5 48 Below average -0.3 27% 4.11 29.7
UTC Reading (Academy)
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Reading 46.8 49 -0.35 0% 3.24 29.7
St Gabriel's RC High School (Maintained School)
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Bury 46 50 Below average -0.43 26% 3.87 29.8
St Thomas More Catholic School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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Warwickshire 45.7 51 Well below average -0.51 19% 3.86 29.6
Pilton Community College (Academy)
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Devon 43.9 52 Well below average -0.64 64% 3.99 29.5
Forest Hill School (Maintained School)
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Lewisham 42.8 53 Well below average -0.71 30% 3.77 29.7
Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)
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Herefordshire 41.1 54 Well below average -0.89 52% 3.65 29.8
University Technical College Norfolk (Academy)
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Norfolk 39.5 55 -1.04 0% 3 29.7

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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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