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Gartree High School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 53.9 1 Well above average 0.79 91% 5.22 28.3
Hazelwick School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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West Sussex 49.8 2 Above average 0.46 47% 4.54 28.2
Holmer Green Senior School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 49.2 3 Above average 0.41 42% 4.16 28.4
Chiltern Hills Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 48 4 Average 0.22 53% 4.13 28.3
Redruth School (Maintained School)
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Cornwall 48 4 Above average 0.29 18% 4.01 28.1
Woolmer Hill School (Academy)
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Surrey 46.7 6 Average 0.09 34% 4.04 28.2
The Brunts Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 46.4 7 Average 0.12 59% 4.06 28.2
Outwood Academy Brumby (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 45.5 8 Average 0.04 11% 3.68 28.2
The Highfield School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 45.2 9 Average 0 13% 3.78 28.2
Holly Lodge Girls' College (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 45.1 10 Average -0.02 43% 4.08 28.5
Abbeyfield School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 44.9 11 Average -0.03 44% 3.94 28.2
Kelvin Hall School (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 44.9 11 Average -0.04 58% 4.18 28.1
Cromwell Community College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cambridgeshire 44.8 13 Average -0.04 10% 3.64 28.1
Priory Community School (Academy)
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North Somerset 44 14 Average -0.13 38% 3.79 28.4
Downham Market Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 43.9 15 Average -0.15 44% 3.81 28.2
Nether Stowe School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 43.8 16 Average -0.16 24% 3.74 28.2
Shaftesbury School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Dorset 43.8 16 Below average -0.23 63% 4.03 28.3
Ansford Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Somerset 43.7 18 Average -0.19 36% 3.73 28.1
Norton College (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 43.7 18 Average -0.14 41% 3.79 28.2
Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road (Academy)
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Devon 43.3 20 Below average -0.22 40% 3.86 28.4
The Whitby High School (Maintained School)
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Cheshire West and Chester 43.3 20 Below average -0.19 48% 3.86 28.2
The Bishop of Winchester Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 43.1 22 Average -0.17 14% 3.54 28.3
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Cheshire West and Chester 43 23 Below average -0.24 19% 3.44 28.4
Yewlands Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 43 23 Below average -0.24 33% 3.55 28.3
Archbishop Tenison's School (Maintained School)
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Lambeth 42.3 25 Average -0.07 52% 3.55 28.7
Kearsley Academy (Academy)
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Bolton 42.1 26 Below average -0.35 6% 3.25 28
Rooks Heath College (Academy)
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Harrow 42 27 Below average -0.37 63% 3.92 28.3
Beacon Hill Academy (Academy)
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Dudley 41.9 28 Below average -0.36 18% 3.29 28.3
Colne Primet Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 41.9 28 Average -0.28 53% 3.74 28.4
The Cheadle Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 41.7 30 Below average -0.32 74% 3.61 28.7
Hope Academy (Academy)
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St. Helens 41.6 31 Below average -0.35 52% 3.55 28.3
Cardinal Griffin Catholic College (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 41.5 32 Below average -0.37 12% 3.41 28.3
Mount Grace School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 41.5 32 Below average -0.39 22% 3.34 28.6
St Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport (Maintained School)
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Stockport 41.5 32 Below average -0.32 4% 3.26 28
St Andrew's CofE High School for Boys (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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West Sussex 41.3 35 Below average -0.35 34% 3.5 28.2
Lightcliffe Academy (Academy)
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Calderdale 41 36 Below average -0.43 23% 3.27 28.4
Castle Hall Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 40.6 37 Below average -0.42 31% 3.42 28.3
John Willmott School (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 40.3 38 Below average -0.48 51% 3.51 28.5
South Chingford Foundation School (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 40.3 38 Below average -0.32 66% 3.65 27.9
The Cavendish School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 40.2 40 Below average -0.49 12% 3.34 28.5
Smestow School (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 40 41 Below average -0.48 5% 3.11 28.2
Ken Stimpson Community School (Maintained School)
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Peterborough 39.8 42 Below average -0.48 10% 3.2 28.4
Red House Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 39.7 43 Well below average -0.53 0% 3.11 28.2
The Elmgreen School (Academy)
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Lambeth 39.3 44 Below average -0.5 42% 3.34 28.2
The Bushey Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 39 45 Well below average -0.65 62% 3.51 28.4
WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) (Academy)
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Solihull 38.8 46 -0.68 1% 2.97 28.4
Harwich and Dovercourt High School (Academy)
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Essex 38.1 47 Well below average -0.72 4% 3.11 28.6
Netherwood Academy (Academy)
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Barnsley 37 48 Well below average -0.81 19% 3.08 28.5
King Henry School (Academy)
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Bexley 36.7 49 Well below average -0.82 8% 2.94 28.3
Scarborough University Technical College (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 36.7 49 -0.87 0% 2.88 28.2
Shrewsbury Academy (Academy)
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Shropshire 36.1 51 Well below average -0.91 7% 3.11 28.5
Conisborough College (Maintained School)
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Lewisham 34.9 52 Well below average -0.97 15% 2.96 28.1
Noel-Baker Academy (Academy)
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Derby 33.7 53 Well below average -1.15 7% 2.77 28.2
Sir Herbert Leon Academy (Academy)
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Milton Keynes 33.5 54 Well below average -1.08 16% 2.69 28.3
Riverside School (Academy)
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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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