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Mossbourne Community Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup

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Hackney 59 1 Well above average 1.01 29.1
The Ursuline Academy Ilford (Academy)

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Redbridge 55.7 2 Well above average 0.67 29.2
Tanbridge House School (Maintained School)

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West Sussex 55.4 3 Well above average 0.64 29.1
The Green School for Girls (Academy)

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Hounslow 54.7 4 Well above average 0.58 29.2
Alcester Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Warwickshire 54.4 5 Well above average 0.55 29.2
Penwortham Girls' High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Lancashire 54.4 5 Well above average 0.56 29
West Lakes Academy (Academy)

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Cumbria 53.8 7 Well above average 0.5 29.1
St Wilfrid's RC College (Academy)

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South Tyneside 53.4 8 Above average 0.43 29.3
Hollingworth Academy (Academy)

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Rochdale 52.9 9 Above average 0.39 29.1
Rutlish School (Maintained School)

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Merton 52.7 10 Well above average 0.5 29
Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School (Maintained School)

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Croydon 52.3 11 Above average 0.34 29
Ashlyns School (Maintained School)

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Hertfordshire 52.3 11 Above average 0.35 29
Falmouth School (Academy)

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Cornwall 52.2 13 Above average 0.34 29
Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)

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Tower Hamlets 51.6 14 Above average 0.26 29.2
King's Norton Boys' School (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 50.9 15 Average 0.17 29.2
Reigate School (Maintained School)

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Surrey 50.9 15 Above average 0.2 29.3
St James School (Academy)

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Devon 50.9 15 Average 0.19 28.8
Kineton High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Warwickshire 50.7 18 Average 0.15 29.1
Bosworth Academy (Academy)

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Leicestershire 50.5 19 Average 0.14 29.1
Redhill School (Academy)

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Dudley 50.5 19 Average 0.16 29.1
Sir Thomas Fremantle School (Academy)

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Buckinghamshire 50.5 19 Average 0.14 29.2
Ashby School (Academy)

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Leicestershire 50.4 22 0.13 29.2
Holbrook Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Suffolk 50.1 23 Average 0.09 29
Trinity CofE High School (Academy)

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Manchester 49.8 24 Average 0.06 29
Shenley Brook End School (Academy)

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Milton Keynes 49.7 25 Average 0.1 29.1
Wanstead High School (Maintained School)

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Redbridge 49.6 26 Average 0.08 28.9
Walsall Academy (Academy)

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Walsall 49.4 27 Average 0.03 29.2
Durrington High School (Academy)

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West Sussex 48.8 28 Average 0.01 29
Belper School and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)

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Derbyshire 48.7 29 Average 0 29.1
King Alfred's (Academy)

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Oxfordshire 48.7 29 Average -0.04 29
Ruislip High School (Academy)

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Hillingdon 48.7 29 Average -0.03 28.9
Bacon's College (Academy)

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Southwark 48.5 32 Average -0.04 29.2
Bitterne Park School (Maintained School)

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Southampton 48.5 32 Average -0.05 28.9
Clyst Vale Community College (Academy)

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Devon 48.5 32 Average -0.03 29.3
Pudsey Grangefield School (Maintained School)

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Leeds 48.5 32 Average -0.05 29.1
Sandwell Academy (Academy)

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Sandwell 48.5 32 Average -0.06 29.2
Nova Hreod Academy (Academy)

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Swindon 48.3 37 Average -0.08 29.3
Nunthorpe Academy (Academy)

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Redcar and Cleveland 48.3 37 Average -0.07 29.1
Prendergast Vale School (Maintained School)

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Lewisham 48.2 39 Average -0.06 29
Woodhey High School (Maintained School)

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Bury 48.2 39 Average -0.07 29.1
Wetherby High School (Maintained School)

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Leeds 48.1 41 Average -0.12 29.1
Bonus Pastor Catholic College (Maintained School)

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Lewisham 47.5 42 Average -0.15 29.2
The Costello School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Hampshire 47.3 43 Average -0.16 29.1
Turton School (Maintained School)

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Bolton 46.8 44 Below average -0.22 29.2
Parrenthorn High School (Maintained School)

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Bury 46.5 45 Below average -0.26 29.1
Huntcliff School (Maintained School)

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Redcar and Cleveland 46.2 46 Below average -0.28 29.1
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)

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Brighton and Hove 45 47 Below average -0.29 29
Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Nottinghamshire 44.7 48 Below average -0.42 29.1
Winifred Holtby Academy (Academy)

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Kingston upon Hull City of 44.7 48 Below average -0.41 29.2
The King Alfred School (Maintained School)

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Somerset 44.1 50 Below average -0.47 28.9
Venerable Bede Church of England Academy (Academy)

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Sunderland 44 51 Below average -0.5 29.1
Archway School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Gloucestershire 43.9 52 Below average -0.48 29.2
Seaton Burn College, A Specialist Business and Enterprise School (Maintained School)

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North Tyneside 41.4 53 Well below average -0.76 29.2
Co-op Academy Failsworth (Academy)

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Oldham 40.7 54 Well below average -0.82 29.2
Walbottle Campus (Maintained School)

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Newcastle upon Tyne 37.5 55 Well below average -1.12 29.3
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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 .

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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 .

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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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.

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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