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Heartlands Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 60 1 Well above average 1.47 16% 4.84 28.2
Dixons Kings Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 56 2 Well above average 1.07 88% 5.2 28.5
Manor High School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 55.3 3 Well above average 0.96 87% 5.47 28.3
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Birmingham 53.2 4 Well above average 0.74 92% 4.79 28.3
Dormers Wells High School (Academy)
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Ealing 51 5 Well above average 0.62 11% 4.23 28.4
Hethersett Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 50.9 6 Above average 0.47 63% 4.67 28.2
Vandyke Upper School (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 50.6 7 0.49 39% 4.45 28.4
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 50.5 8 Above average 0.48 3% 3.48 28.5
Weald School, The (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 49.4 9 Above average 0.31 52% 4.45 28.5
Oasis Academy Coulsdon (Academy)
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Croydon 49.3 10 Above average 0.39 62% 4.42 28.4
Falmouth School (Academy)
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Cornwall 48.3 11 Above average 0.25 28% 4 28.3
Park Hall Academy (Academy)
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Solihull 47.9 12 Above average 0.23 6% 3.81 28.3
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College (Maintained school)
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Trafford 47.7 13 Average 0.18 33% 3.95 28.7
Thomas Gainsborough School (Academy)
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Suffolk 47.7 13 Above average 0.19 45% 4.18 28.4
Therfield School (Academy)
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Surrey 47.5 15 Average 0.21 12% 3.94 28.1
Outwood Academy City Fields (Academy)
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Wakefield 47.3 16 Above average 0.29 54% 4.46 28.2
Sandy Secondary School (Maintained school)
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Central Bedfordshire 47 17 Average 0.15 83% 4.23 28.4
The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College (Maintained school)
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Manchester 46.8 18 Average 0.04 46% 4.07 28.3
Bishop Fox's School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Somerset 46.4 19 Average 0.07 20% 3.9 28.2
The Stonehenge School (Maintained school)
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Wiltshire 45.6 20 Average 0.03 37% 3.81 28.4
Ecclesfield School (Academy)
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Sheffield 45.5 21 Average -0.01 56% 4.02 28.3
Parkfield School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 45.2 22 Average 0.32 71% 4.34 28.1
Wood Green Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 45.2 22 Average -0.04 15% 3.79 28.6
Sir Harry Smith Community College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 45.1 24 Average -0.05 27% 3.84 28.2
Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 45.1 24 Average 0 49% 3.98 28.5
Beaumont Leys School (Maintained school)
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Leicester 45 26 Average 0.02 18% 3.85 28.1
Christ The King Voluntary Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 45 26 Average -0.02 54% 3.84 28.3
Saint Pius X Catholic High School A Specialist School in Humanities (Maintained school)
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Rotherham 44.9 28 Average -0.08 31% 3.89 28.5
Barnwood Park School (Maintained school)
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Gloucestershire 44.8 29 Average -0.1 25% 3.71 28.5
Hampstead School (Maintained school)
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Camden 44.8 29 Average -0.05 59% 4.1 28.5
Marshalls Park Academy (Academy)
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Havering 44.8 29 Average -0.09 48% 3.75 28.6
Oriel High School (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 44.3 32 Average -0.11 20% 3.81 28.4
Garth Hill College (Maintained school)
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Bracknell Forest 43.8 33 Below average -0.19 31% 3.81 28.5
Ninestiles, an Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 43.8 33 Average -0.16 25% 3.81 28.2
The Dearne Advanced Learning Centre (Maintained school)
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Barnsley 43.5 35 Below average -0.22 28% 3.65 28.5
Consett Academy (Academy)
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County Durham 43.2 36 Below average -0.2 31% 3.53 28.2
Queen's Park High School (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 43 37 Average -0.21 27% 3.76 28.3
The Burgess Hill Academy (Academy)
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West Sussex 43 37 Below average -0.27 31% 3.75 28.3
Humphry Davy School (Maintained school)
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Cornwall 42.9 39 Below average -0.25 31% 3.68 28.2
Shoeburyness High School (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 42.6 40 Below average -0.29 22% 3.42 28.4
Castle View Enterprise Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 42.5 41 Below average -0.28 11% 3.5 28.5
Haberdashers' Abraham Darby (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 42.4 42 Below average -0.34 36% 3.69 28.5
Whittington Green School (Maintained school)
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Derbyshire 42.4 42 Average -0.27 12% 3.62 28.1
The Leigh Academy (Academy)
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Kent 42.1 44 Below average -0.35 28% 3.38 28.5
Stratton Upper School (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 41.9 45 -0.35 35% 3.73 28.3
Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive School (Maintained school)
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Gateshead 41 46 Below average -0.49 8% 2.96 28.4
Shenley Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 40.6 47 Below average -0.5 8% 3.39 28.4
Chichester High School (Academy)
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West Sussex 40.2 48 Well below average -0.54 22% 3.44 28.4
Hayle Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 40.1 49 Below average -0.5 23% 3.6 28.2
Alderwood School (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 37.7 50 Well below average -0.77 37% 3.43 28.4
The East Manchester Academy (Academy)
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Manchester 37.3 51 Well below average -0.82 46% 3.39 28.4
Manchester Health Academy (Academy)
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Manchester 36.9 52 Well below average -0.88 8% 2.98 28.4
Park Community School (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 36.6 53 Well below average -0.84 29% 2.88 28.5
Miltoncross Academy (Academy)
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Portsmouth 36.2 54 Well below average -0.91 82% 3.34 28.3
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North Somerset 33.7 55 Well below average -1.17 0% 2.64 28.4

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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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