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Beacon Academy (Academy)

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East Sussex 50.7 1 Well above average 0.7 27.6
The Grangefield Academy (Academy)

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Stockton-on-Tees 49.5 2 Well above average 0.57 27.7
Hazelwick School (Academy)

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West Sussex 48.6 3 Above average 0.44 27.5
Cockburn School (Academy)

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Leeds 47.4 4 Above average 0.37 27.3
Little Ilford School (Maintained School)

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Newham 47 5 Above average 0.43 27.3
St Michael's Catholic School (Maintained School)

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Buckinghamshire 46.7 6 Above average 0.31 27.9
St Augustine's CofE High School (Maintained School)

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Westminster 46.1 7 Average 0.19 27.6
Barlby High School (Academy)

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North Yorkshire 46 8 Average 0.24 27.5
Marriotts School (Maintained School)

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Hertfordshire 45.8 9 Average 0.21 27.4
Pensby High School (Maintained School)

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Wirral 45.8 9 Average 0.18 27.8
The Langley Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Slough 45.8 9 Average 0.19 27.9
Ark Charter Academy (Academy)

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Portsmouth 45 12 Average -0.05 27.1
Norwood School (Maintained School)

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Lambeth 45 12 Average 0.08 27.6
Alec Reed Academy (Academy)

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Ealing 44.9 14 Average 0.15 27.7
Ormiston Bushfield Academy (Academy)

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Peterborough 44.2 15 Average 0.02 27.7
Meols Cop High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Sefton 44 16 Average 0.03 27.6
Testwood School (Academy)

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Hampshire 44 16 Average 0.02 27.7
Millom School (Maintained School)

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Cumbria 43.5 18 Average -0.03 27.4
Wyvern College (Academy)

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Wiltshire 43.5 18 Average 0 27.4
King Arthur's Community School (Maintained School)

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Somerset 43.1 20 Average -0.04 27.5
Tendring Technology College (Academy)

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Essex 42.9 21 Average -0.1 27.6
Abbot Beyne School (Maintained School)

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Staffordshire 42.7 22 Average 0.02 27.2
Dyson Perrins CofE Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Worcestershire 42.7 22 Average -0.13 27.3
Hailsham Community College (Academy)

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East Sussex 42.5 24 Average -0.13 27.6
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ (Maintained School)

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Camden 42 25 Below average -0.28 27.3
Oasis Academy John Williams (Academy)

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Bristol City of 41.9 26 Average -0.14 27.5
The John of Gaunt School (Academy)

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Wiltshire 41.9 26 Average -0.16 27.4
Colne Valley High School (Academy)

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Kirklees 41.5 28 Below average -0.23 27.7
Humphry Davy School (Maintained School)

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Cornwall 41.5 28 Average -0.19 27.3
Smith's Wood Academy (Academy)

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Solihull 41.5 28 Below average -0.24 27.7
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy (Academy)

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Sandwell 41.5 28 Below average -0.26 27.6
Stratton Upper School (Academy)

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Central Bedfordshire 41.3 32 -0.26 27.5
Heysham High School Sports College (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 41.1 33 Below average -0.24 27.6
The Ebbsfleet Academy (Academy)

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Kent 41 34 Below average -0.39 27.8
Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Academy)

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Walsall 40.9 35 Below average -0.29 27.6
Somercotes Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 40.4 36 Below average -0.35 27.8
The Axholme Academy (Academy)

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North Lincolnshire 40.4 36 Below average -0.34 27.8
Great Torrington School (Academy)

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Devon 40.1 38 Below average -0.37 27.6
Acton High School (Maintained School)

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Ealing 40 39 Below average -0.31 27.5
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)

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Hackney 40 39 Below average -0.39 27.8
Sewell Park Academy (Academy)

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Norfolk 39.9 41 Below average -0.34 27.4
Beaumont Leys School (Maintained School)

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Leicester 39.8 42 Below average -0.4 27.7
Atlantic Academy (Academy)

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Devon 39.1 43 Well below average -0.51 27.3
Halewood Academy (Academy)

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Knowsley 38.8 44 Below average -0.5 27.7
Ark William Parker Academy (Academy)

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East Sussex 38.5 45 Well below average -0.54 27.7
Great Barr Academy (Academy)

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Birmingham 37.9 46 Well below average -0.61 27.5
The Dean Academy (Academy)

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Gloucestershire 37.9 46 Well below average -0.6 27.7
Yewlands Academy (Academy)

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Sheffield 37.8 48 Well below average -0.58 27.5
Hylands School (Academy)

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Essex 37.6 49 Well below average -0.69 27.9
Sandwich Technology School (Academy)

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Kent 37.6 49 Well below average -0.62 27.9
NCEA Duke's Secondary School (Academy)

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Northumberland 36.9 51 Well below average -0.61 27.6
Rayner Stephens High School (Academy)

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Tameside 34.9 52 Well below average -0.82 27.5
University Academy Warrington (Academy)

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Warrington 34.8 53 Well below average -0.95 27.5
Alderwood School (Maintained School)

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Hampshire 34.7 54 Well below average -0.79 27.6
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise (Maintained School)

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Durham 33.8 55 Well below average -0.97 27.6

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Fulham Cross Girls' School and Language College (Academy)

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Hammersmith and Fulham 54.6 -- opens a popup Well above average 0.96 27.8
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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.

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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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