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Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Academy)

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Southwark 52.6 1 Well above average 0.85 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich ) 27.7
Bishop Douglass School Finchley (Academy)

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Barnet 51.9 2 Well above average 0.7 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bishop Douglass School Finchley ) 27.6
Featherstone High School (Academy)

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Ealing 51.9 2 Well above average 0.84 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Featherstone High School ) 27.6
Rosedale College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Hillingdon 51.5 4 Well above average 0.74 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rosedale College ) 27.6
Trinity Academy, Halifax (Academy)

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Calderdale 50.6 5 Well above average 0.67 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Trinity Academy, Halifax ) 27.7
Harris Academy Merton (Academy)

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Merton 49.6 6 Well above average 0.58 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Harris Academy Merton ) 27.7
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy (Academy)

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Northamptonshire 49.4 7 Well above average 0.62 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sir Christopher Hatton Academy ) 27.8
Burnt Mill Academy (Academy)

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Essex 49.1 8 Above average 0.49 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Burnt Mill Academy ) 27.6
Soar Valley College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Leicester 48.7 9 Well above average 0.51 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Soar Valley College ) 27.6
Lynn Grove Academy (Academy)

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Norfolk 47.4 10 Above average 0.33 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Lynn Grove Academy ) 27.8
Manchester Communication Academy (Academy)

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Manchester 47.2 11 Above average 0.35 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Manchester Communication Academy ) 27.9
Hillcrest School A Specialist Maths and Computing College and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)

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Birmingham 46.6 12 Average 0.22 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hillcrest School A Specialist Maths and Computing College and Sixth Form Centre ) 27.6
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College (Maintained School)

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Cheshire West and Chester 45.8 13 Average 0.27 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College ) 27.7
Icknield High School (Academy)

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Luton 45.5 14 Above average 0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Icknield High School ) 27.6
Hendon School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Barnet 45.4 15 Average 0.06 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hendon School ) 27.5
Rye College (Academy)

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East Sussex 45.2 16 Average 0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rye College ) 27.7
Our Lady's Catholic College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Lancashire 44.7 17 Average -0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Our Lady's Catholic College ) 27.9
St George's Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 44.7 17 Average 0.03 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St George's Academy ) 27.9
Forest Academy (Academy)

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Redbridge 44.5 19 Average 0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Forest Academy ) 27.7
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College (Academy)

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Bath and North East Somerset 43.8 20 Average -0.03 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College ) 27.8
St Mary's Church of England High School (VA) (Academy)

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Hertfordshire 43.5 21 Average -0.06 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Mary's Church of England High School (VA) ) 27.9
The Cedars Academy (Academy)

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Leicestershire 43.4 22 Average -0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Cedars Academy ) 27.6
Whitecross Hereford (Academy)

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Herefordshire 43.4 22 Average -0.05 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Whitecross Hereford ) 27.6
Polam Hall School (Academy)

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Darlington 43.2 24 Well below average -0.58 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Polam Hall School ) 27.6
The John of Gaunt School (Academy)

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Wiltshire 42.8 25 Average -0.13 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The John of Gaunt School ) 27.6
St Columba's Catholic Boys' School (Academy)

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Bexley 42.7 26 Average -0.08 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Columba's Catholic Boys' School ) 27.8
Avonbourne College (Academy)

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Bournemouth 42.4 27 Average -0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Avonbourne College ) 27.7
The Excel Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Stoke-on-Trent 42.4 27 Average -0.15 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Excel Academy ) 27.7
Biddulph High School (Academy)

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Staffordshire 41.9 29 Average -0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Biddulph High School ) 27.4
Carleton High School (Academy)

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Wakefield 41.9 29 Below average -0.23 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Carleton High School ) 27.5
Westfield School (Maintained School)

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Sheffield 41.7 31 Below average -0.24 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Westfield School ) 27.6
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College (Maintained School)

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Cumbria 41.6 32 Average -0.25 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College ) 27.6
Robert Blake Science College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Somerset 41.3 33 Below average -0.29 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Robert Blake Science College ) 27.8
The King's Church of England School (Maintained School)

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Wolverhampton 41.2 34 Average -0.13 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The King's Church of England School ) 27.7
The Duston School (Academy)

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Northamptonshire 41 35 Below average -0.3 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Duston School ) 27.6
St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall (Maintained School)

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Walsall 40.4 36 Below average -0.38 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall ) 27.7
Chilton Trinity (Maintained School)

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Somerset 40.3 37 Below average -0.41 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Chilton Trinity ) 27.7
Cherry Willingham Community School (Maintained School)

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Lincolnshire 40.2 38 Average -0.29 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Cherry Willingham Community School ) 27.6
King Edward VII Science and Sport College (Academy)

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Leicestershire 40.2 38 Below average -0.34 Open help text for Progress 8 score for King Edward VII Science and Sport College ) 27.7
The Ridings Federation Yate International Academy (Academy)

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South Gloucestershire 40 40 Below average -0.42 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Ridings Federation Yate International Academy ) 27.6
Great Barr School (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 39.9 41 Below average -0.38 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Great Barr School ) 27.8
Stopsley High School (Maintained School)

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Luton 39.5 42 Below average -0.43 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Stopsley High School ) 27.8
Ark William Parker Academy (Academy)

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East Sussex 39.2 43 Below average -0.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ark William Parker Academy ) 27.7
Caterham High School (Maintained School)

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Redbridge 38 44 Well below average -0.55 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Caterham High School ) 27.8
Corpus Christi Catholic High School (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 37.9 45 Well below average -0.6 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Corpus Christi Catholic High School ) 27.7
St George's School A Church of England Academy (Academy)

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Blackpool 37.3 46 Well below average -0.67 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St George's School A Church of England Academy ) 27.6
The Cumberland School (Maintained School)

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Newham 37.2 47 Well below average -0.66 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Cumberland School ) 27.3
The Holmesdale School (Maintained School)

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Kent 36.8 48 Well below average -0.7 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Holmesdale School ) 27.9
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Nottinghamshire 36.2 49 Well below average -0.77 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kirkby College ) 27.6
Fyndoune Community College (Maintained School)

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Durham 35.6 50 Well below average -0.84 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Fyndoune Community College ) 27.8
Buckinghamshire UTC (Academy)

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Buckinghamshire 35.5 51 Well below average -1.1 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Buckinghamshire UTC ) 27.8
Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School (Maintained School)

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Warrington 35.1 52 Well below average -0.9 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School ) 27.6
Health Futures UTC (Academy)

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Sandwell 34.8 53 Well below average -0.97 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Health Futures UTC ) 27.7
Phoenix Academy (Academy)

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Hammersmith and Fulham 33.7 54 Well below average -0.98 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Phoenix Academy ) 27.8
Knutsford Academy The Studio (Academy)

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Cheshire East 30.9 55 Well below average -1.15 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Knutsford Academy The Studio ) 27.7

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Forest Gate Community School (Maintained School)

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Newham 57.6 -- opens a popup Well above average 1.3 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Forest Gate Community School ) 27.4
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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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

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 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Some schools and colleges, including university technical colleges, studio schools and further education colleges which cover key stage 4, start educating pupils from the beginning of key stage 4, partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8. This should be taken into account when comparing their results with those for schools which start educating their pupils from the beginning of key stage 3.

Key stages

R = Reception

Phase Primary Secondary 16-18
Key stage KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 -
School years R-2 3-6 7-9 10-11 12-14
Typical ages 4-7 7-11 11-14 14-16 16-18

National curriculum - further information on key stages and assessments taken.

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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