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The Holy Cross School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Kingston upon Thames 60.2 1 Well above average 1.07 29.3
Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School (Academy)
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Barnet 58.7 2 Well above average 0.98 29.3
Central Foundation Boys' School (Maintained School)
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Islington 56.2 3 Well above average 0.7 29.2
Coombe Girls' School (Academy)
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Kingston upon Thames 56.2 3 Well above average 0.72 29.2
King's Leadership Academy Warrington (Academy)
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Warrington 56.2 3 Well above average 0.68 29.3
Brooke Weston Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 55.5 6 Well above average 0.61 29.3
Clapton Girls' Academy (Academy)
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Hackney 54.8 7 Well above average 0.55 29.4
Honley High School (Maintained School)
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Kirklees 52.9 8 Above average 0.34 29.1
Holy Family Roman Catholic and Church of England College (Maintained School)
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Rochdale 52.4 9 Above average 0.31 29
St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College (Maintained School)
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Salford 51.9 10 Above average 0.27 29.2
Chipping Campden School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 51.8 11 Above average 0.21 29.3
Great Baddow High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 51.7 12 Above average 0.19 29
South Nottinghamshire Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 51.7 12 Average 0.22 29.5
The Friary School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 51.5 14 Above average 0.27 29.3
St John Payne Catholic School, Chelmsford (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 51.3 15 Average 0.15 29.3
Waingels College (Academy)
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Wokingham 51.3 15 Above average 0.21 29.3
The Magna Carta School (Academy)
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Surrey 51.2 17 Above average 0.18 29.3
City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 51 18 Average 0.15 29.2
Guilsborough Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 51 18 Above average 0.17 29.3
Balshaw's Church of England High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 50.9 20 Average 0.14 29.2
The Romsey School (Academy)
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Hampshire 50.6 21 Average 0.15 29.1
Wade Deacon High School (Academy)
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Halton 50.6 21 Average 0.13 29.3
The Gryphon School (Academy)
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Dorset 50.4 23 Average 0.1 29.2
Harrytown Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Stockport 50.2 24 Average 0.07 29.4
Bassingbourn Village College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cambridgeshire 50 25 Average 0.05 29.1
The Elton High School (Maintained School)
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Bury 49.8 26 Average 0.07 29.1
Birchwood High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 49.3 27 Average 0 29.2
Collingwood College (Academy)
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Surrey 49.3 27 Average -0.03 29.1
Fullbrook School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 49.2 29 Average -0.04 29.3
Flixton Girls School (Academy)
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Trafford 49.1 30 Average -0.03 29.4
Ravens Wood School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bromley 48.8 31 Average -0.05 29.2
Staindrop School (Academy)
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Durham 48.5 32 Average -0.08 29.1
Bradon Forest School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wiltshire 48.4 33 Average -0.1 29.2
Chetwynde School (Academy)
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Cumbria 48.1 34 Average -0.19 29.3
St Bede's Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 48 35 Average -0.08 29.1
Millfield Science & Performing Arts College (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 47.7 36 Average -0.17 29.3
Woodrush High School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 47.6 37 Average -0.15 29.3
Oxted School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 47.4 38 Below average -0.21 29.1
Wombourne High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 47 39 Below average -0.22 29.2
Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College (Academy)
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Havering 46.7 40 Below average -0.29 29.3
Sanders School (Maintained School)
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Havering 46.5 41 Average -0.24 29.2
Tewkesbury School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 46.3 42 Below average -0.27 29.1
St Joseph's Catholic Academy (Academy)
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South Tyneside 46.1 43 Below average -0.32 29.4
Salendine Nook High School Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 46 44 Below average -0.33 29.3
Tibshelf Community School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 45.9 45 Below average -0.34 29.2
Budmouth College (Maintained School)
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Dorset 45.4 46 Below average -0.38 29.2
UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park (Academy)
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Sheffield 44.3 47 -0.46 29.5
William Ellis School (Maintained School)
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Camden 44 48 Below average -0.48 29.4
Westfield Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 43.8 49 Below average -0.47 29.3
Preston School Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Somerset 43.5 50 Well below average -0.58 29.2
Polam Hall School (Academy)
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Darlington 43.4 51 Well below average -0.58 29.2
Walkden High School (Maintained School)
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Salford 42.6 52 Well below average -0.67 29.1
Longdendale High School (Academy)
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Tameside 42.1 53 Well below average -0.64 29.4
St John Fisher Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Wigan 42.1 53 Well below average -0.7 29
Wolstanton High Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 41.2 55 Well below average -0.72 29.3
Type of school or college

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 with 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 .

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.

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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