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Steiner Academy Bristol (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 49.1 1 Average -0.32 68% 4.81 26.8
Hadlow Rural Community School (Academy)
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Kent 35.8 33 Average -0.34 57% 3.37 26.7
Isle of Wight Studio School (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 33.5 42 -0.55 0% 2.42 26.7
John Whitgift Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 45.8 3 Well above average 0.67 2% 3.61 26.7
Lordswood Boys' School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 39.9 15 Above average 0.41 25% 3.26 26.7
Swindon Academy (Academy)
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Swindon 44.8 4 Above average 0.41 26% 3.7 26.7
The Nicholas Hamond Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 38 23 Average -0.19 76% 3.46 26.7
Erdington Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 36 32 Below average -0.31 13% 2.96 26.6
Plymouth School of Creative Arts (Academy)
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Plymouth 23.2 55 Well below average -1.58 3% 1.64 26.6
Southchurch High School (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 39.8 16 Average -0.06 51% 3.07 26.6
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy (Academy)
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Croydon 42.4 9 Well above average 0.67 17% 3.44 26.6
The Watford UTC (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 35.2 36 -0.78 0% 2.6 26.6
Biddenham International School and Sports College (Maintained school)
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Bedford 38.9 18 Average -0.06 8% 3.05 26.5
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise (Maintained school)
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County Durham 26.8 54 Well below average -1.2 35% 2.31 26.5
Hilbre High School (Academy)
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Wirral 38.7 20 Average -0.02 12% 3.26 26.5
Outwood Academy Acklam (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 41 11 Average 0.14 15% 3.37 26.5
The Barnes Wallis Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 38.5 22 Average 0.02 27% 3.11 26.5
The Basildon Upper Academy (Academy)
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Essex 33.3 44 -0.62 2% 2.28 26.5
The James Hornsby School (Academy)
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Essex 36.4 30 Below average -0.29 1% 2.8 26.5
William Lovell Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 35.6 34 Below average -0.36 14% 3 26.5
Bishop Young Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 33.9 38 Well below average -0.54 5% 2.58 26.4
Cockshut Hill Technology College (Academy)
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Birmingham 37.7 26 Average -0.19 32% 3.28 26.4
Fyndoune Community College (Maintained school)
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County Durham 31.8 50 Well below average -0.63 39% 2.84 26.4
Ipswich Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Suffolk 40.7 13 Average 0.15 13% 3.42 26.4
New Line Learning Academy (Academy)
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Kent 33.5 42 Well below average -0.54 12% 2.53 26.4
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey (Academy)
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Kent 32.7 46 Well below average -0.57 0% 2.34 26.4
Ormiston Sudbury Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Suffolk 38 23 Average -0.11 13% 3.11 26.4
Sir John Talbot's School (Academy)
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Shropshire 46.1 2 Well above average 0.57 46% 4.09 26.4
The Lea Valley Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 37.1 28 Below average -0.23 76% 3.4 26.4
The Robert Napier School (Academy)
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Medway 32.3 48 Well below average -0.64 4% 2.63 26.4
Bridge Learning Campus (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 38.6 21 Average -0.05 46% 3.2 26.3
Bridgwater College Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 37.9 25 Average -0.15 7% 3.09 26.3
Chantry Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 36.9 29 Average -0.16 29% 3.1 26.3
Chaucer School (Academy)
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Sheffield 29.7 52 Well below average -1.02 2% 2.21 26.3
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Derby 33.1 45 Well below average -0.51 60% 3.1 26.3
Grace Academy Darlaston (Academy)
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Walsall 42.7 7 Above average 0.35 18% 3.49 26.3
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School (Maintained school)
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Medway 41.4 10 Average 0.13 31% 3.5 26.3
St John's Catholic Comprehensive (Maintained school)
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Kent 42.5 8 Above average 0.4 14% 3.39 26.3
Tile Cross Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 33.8 40 Below average -0.33 15% 2.91 26.3
Unity Academy Blackpool (Academy)
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Blackpool 34.8 37 Well below average -0.59 12% 2.71 26.3
Laisterdyke Leadership Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 32.5 47 Well below average -0.53 88% 2.98 26.2
Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 37.3 27 Average -0.16 2% 3.12 26.2
Southfields Academy (Academy)
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Wandsworth 44.2 5 Above average 0.39 24% 3.91 26.2
St Mark's Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Merton 44 6 Above average 0.37 46% 3.89 26.2
The Oaks Academy (Academy)
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Cheshire East 28.9 53 Well below average -1.01 35% 2.46 26.2
Tong Leadership Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 35.3 35 Below average -0.39 46% 3.1 26.2
Kirkby College (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 32 49 Well below average -0.71 61% 3.01 26.1
The De Montfort School (Maintained school)
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Worcestershire 40.6 14 Above average 0.3 18% 3.27 26.1
The New Forest Academy (Academy)
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Hampshire 38.8 19 Average -0.06 37% 3.31 26.1
Cedar Mount Academy (Academy)
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Manchester 39.3 17 Below average -0.28 55% 3.72 26
Excelsior Academy (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 31.7 51 Well below average -0.6 2% 2.42 26
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, A church of England School (Academy)
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Leicester 33.6 41 Well below average -0.56 12% 2.78 26
Sybil Andrews Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 40.9 12 Average 0.07 76% 3.77 25.9
Hinde House 3-16 School (Academy)
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Sheffield 36.1 31 Average -0.03 13% 2.72 25.4
Swallow Hill Community College (Academy)
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Leeds 33.9 38 Below average -0.49 21% 2.95 25.3

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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 .

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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