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Dr Challoner's High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 76.9 1 Well above average 1.14 33
Beaconsfield High School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 75.8 2 Well above average 1.21 32.6
Stroud High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 75.1 3 Well above average 1.12 32.8
Watford Grammar School for Girls (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 74.6 4 Well above average 1.02 32.6
Dame Alice Owen's School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 73.8 5 Well above average 0.86 32.8
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 73.8 5 Well above average 0.93 32.8
Ripon Grammar School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 73.7 7 Well above average 0.98 32.6
Torquay Girls Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Torbay 73.6 8 Well above average 0.84 33
Dartford Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 73.3 9 Well above average 0.93 32.8
Wycombe High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 72.7 10 Well above average 0.76 32.9
Torquay Boys' Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Torbay 72.5 11 Well above average 0.78 33
Invicta Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 72.4 12 Well above average 0.96 32.6
Weald of Kent Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 71.2 13 Well above average 1.01 32.4
Highworth Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 71.1 14 Well above average 0.98 32.3
Marling School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 70.5 15 Well above average 0.56 33
Stretford Grammar School (Maintained School)
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Trafford 70.3 16 Well above average 0.68 32.6
West Kirby Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wirral 70.1 17 Well above average 0.73 32.5
Poole Grammar School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 69.7 18 Above average 0.45 33
Saint Ambrose College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Trafford 69.7 18 Well above average 0.51 33
Watford Grammar School for Boys (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 69.7 18 Well above average 0.74 32.2
Wirral Grammar School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wirral 69.5 21 Well above average 0.77 32.3
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy (Academy)
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Torbay 69.2 22 Well above average 0.5 32.9
Burnham Grammar School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 68.9 23 Above average 0.45 32.8
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls (Maintained School)
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Kent 68.7 24 Well above average 0.59 32.6
The King's School, Grantham (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 68.7 24 Well above average 0.57 32.7
Calday Grange Grammar School (Academy)
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Wirral 68.5 26 Well above average 0.59 32.6
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Gloucestershire 68.1 27 Well above average 0.66 32.4
Herschel Grammar School (Academy)
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Slough 68 28 Well above average 0.54 32.4
Skipton Girls' High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 67.9 29 Above average 0.42 32.8
Gravesend Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 67.8 30 Above average 0.45 32.7
Ribston Hall High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 67.7 31 Well above average 0.53 32.5
Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School (Maintained School)
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Kent 67.7 31 Above average 0.39 32.7
Parkstone Grammar School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 67.5 33 Above average 0.42 32.7
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 67.4 34 Above average 0.23 32.9
Ermysted's Grammar School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 67.2 35 Above average 0.46 32.5
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith (Academy)
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Cumbria 67.1 36 Above average 0.27 33
John Hampden Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 67 37 Above average 0.3 32.8
Highsted Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 66.9 38 Well above average 0.5 32.4
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 65.8 39 Above average 0.32 32.5
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Medway 65.6 40 Above average 0.49 32.2
Rainham Mark Grammar School (Academy)
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Medway 64.8 41 Above average 0.36 32.3
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys (Academy)
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Birmingham 64.6 42 Above average 0.33 32.3
Barton Court Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 64.5 43 Average 0.14 32.6
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 64.5 43 Average 0.22 32.5
Wirral Grammar School for Boys (Academy)
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Wirral 64.5 43 Average 0.14 32.6
The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough (Maintained School)
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Lincolnshire 64.4 46 Above average 0.25 32.4
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (Academy)
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Kent 63.8 47 Average 0.22 32.4
Oakwood Park Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 63.3 48 Average 0.17 32.4
Dane Court Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 63 49 Average 0 32.6
Carre's Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 62.9 50 Average 0.09 32.4
Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 62.9 50 Average 0.19 32.2
King Edward VI Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 62.3 52 Average 0.08 32.4
Maidstone Grammar School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 62.2 53 Average -0.12 32.6
Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 61.4 54 Average -0.03 32.4
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Kent 59.2 55 Below average -0.32 32.5

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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 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.

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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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