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Wembley High Technology College (Academy)
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Brent 66.8 1 Well above average 1.58 95% 6.5 29.7
Chesterton Community College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 62.2 3 Well above average 1.05 60% 5.85 29.5
St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking (Academy)
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Surrey 62.5 2 Well above average 1.13 56% 5.64 29.7
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Cambridgeshire 57.6 9 Well above average 0.67 68% 5.52 29.4
Maiden Erlegh School (Academy)
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Wokingham 57.7 8 Well above average 0.69 86% 5.48 29.7
St Bede's School (Maintained school)
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Surrey 58.3 7 Well above average 0.72 84% 5.47 29.7
St Ursula's Convent School (Maintained school)
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Greenwich 59.3 5 Well above average 0.86 85% 5.41 29.9
Sawston Village College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 56.8 11 Well above average 0.55 61% 5.3 29.6
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace (Academy)
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Croydon 57.2 10 Well above average 0.6 85% 5.25 29.9
St Andrew's Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Surrey 59.2 6 Well above average 0.79 48% 5.21 29.8
Chobham Academy (Academy)
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Newham 55.3 14 Above average 0.4 86% 5.18 29.7
St Bartholomew's School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 55.8 13 Above average 0.48 65% 5.1 29.7
Hastings High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Leicestershire 55.3 14 Above average 0.43 50% 5.08 29.8
Salesian School, Chertsey (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 60.1 4 Well above average 0.92 23% 5.08 29.7
Thomas Mills High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 53.3 26 Above average 0.27 93% 5.01 29.6
Plantsbrook School (Academy)
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Birmingham 52.8 30 Above average 0.22 84% 4.97 29.8
Wellsway School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 53.9 22 Above average 0.3 53% 4.95 29.7
Cobham Free School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 50.8 37 Average -0.02 87% 4.94 29.7
Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 53.6 23 Above average 0.24 66% 4.93 29.9
The Blue Coat CofE School (Academy)
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Oldham 54 21 Above average 0.35 87% 4.91 29.7
Varndean School (Maintained school)
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Brighton and Hove 54.6 19 Above average 0.36 57% 4.91 29.7
Davison Church of England High School for Girls, Worthing (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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West Sussex 56.4 12 Well above average 0.6 38% 4.84 29.8
The Hayfield School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Doncaster 53.4 24 Above average 0.23 49% 4.82 29.7
Chancellor's School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 51.9 33 Average 0.08 71% 4.8 30
Malmesbury School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wiltshire 52.4 32 Average 0.12 57% 4.79 29.7
Darrick Wood School (Academy)
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Bromley 50.8 37 Average -0.01 82% 4.77 29.9
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Wiltshire 53.4 24 Above average 0.24 32% 4.77 29.7
Higham Lane School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Warwickshire 54.8 17 Above average 0.35 36% 4.75 29.8
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Wiltshire 55.3 14 Above average 0.42 35% 4.69 29.8
Tadcaster Grammar School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 54.2 20 Above average 0.31 27% 4.69 29.8
Blatchington Mill School (Maintained school)
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Brighton and Hove 51.6 34 Average 0.08 51% 4.68 29.7
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York 51.1 35 Average 0.07 63% 4.67 29.6
Our Lady's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 54.7 18 Above average 0.39 37% 4.65 29.8
Priestlands School (Academy)
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Hampshire 53.2 27 Above average 0.23 27% 4.65 29.8
Penistone Grammar School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Barnsley 52.5 31 Above average 0.17 36% 4.6 29.7
Langley Park School for Boys (Academy)
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Bromley 48.9 48 Average -0.16 72% 4.58 29.9
The Castle School (Academy)
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Somerset 53 29 Above average 0.19 30% 4.58 29.7
The Royal School, Wolverhampton (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 49 47 Average -0.11 49% 4.58 29.9
Church Stretton School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Shropshire 53.2 27 Above average 0.26 22% 4.56 29.5
William Ellis School (Maintained school)
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Camden 46.3 54 Below average -0.44 85% 4.54 29.7
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Hampshire 50.6 40 Average -0.05 29% 4.53 29.8
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Sheffield 49.7 45 Average -0.09 34% 4.47 29.7
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Leicestershire 50.8 37 -0.01 40% 4.47 29.6
St Gregory's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Warrington 49.9 42 Average -0.02 42% 4.38 29.9
Bitterne Park School (Maintained school)
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Southampton 50.2 41 Average -0.08 21% 4.37 29.6
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Leicestershire 51 36 Average 0.03 23% 4.36 29.8
Park View School (Academy)
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County Durham 48.9 48 Below average -0.18 55% 4.32 29.7
Salendine Nook High School Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 49.1 46 Below average -0.17 41% 4.32 29.9
Burscough Priory Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 49.8 43 Average -0.13 15% 4.26 29.8
Clevedon School (Academy)
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North Somerset 49.8 43 Average -0.07 27% 4.25 29.8
Deyes High School (Academy)
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Sefton 46.8 52 Below average -0.42 57% 4.13 29.8
St Michael's Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 46.9 51 Below average -0.4 27% 3.92 29.8
Hawkley Hall High School (Academy)
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Wigan 47.8 50 Below average -0.3 8% 3.77 29.8
Nunthorpe Academy (Academy)
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Redcar and Cleveland 46.8 52 Below average -0.41 15% 3.74 29.8
Kirk Hallam Community Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 42.9 55 Well below average -0.8 21% 3.63 29.5

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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.

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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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