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St George's School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 66.4 1 Well above average 0.95 37% 5.85 31.2
Parmiter's School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 65.4 2 Well above average 0.54 74% 6.22 31.7
Hockerill Anglo-European College (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 65.2 3 Well above average 0.57 98% 6.58 31.4
Sacred Heart High School (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 65.1 4 Well above average 0.99 90% 6.21 30.8
The London Oratory School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hammersmith and Fulham 65.1 4 Well above average 0.54 88% 6.21 31.7
Lady Margaret School (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 64.5 6 Well above average 0.79 92% 6.18 30.9
Upton Hall School FCJ (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wirral 64.2 7 Well above average 0.78 98% 6.14 31.3
Waldegrave School (Academy)
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Richmond upon Thames 64.2 7 Well above average 0.84 70% 5.95 30.8
Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 64 9 Above average 0.45 95% 6.15 31.8
The Folkestone School for Girls (Academy)
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Kent 64 9 Well above average 0.77 67% 5.78 31.2
The Grey Coat Hospital (Academy)
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Westminster 64 9 Well above average 0.76 88% 6.02 31
The Camden School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Camden 63.4 12 Well above average 0.73 61% 5.83 30.8
The King's (The Cathedral) School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Peterborough 63 13 Well above average 0.67 71% 5.8 31
Dover Grammar School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Kent 62.8 14 Above average 0.36 98% 6.13 31.8
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School (Academy)
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Kensington and Chelsea 62.8 14 Well above average 0.51 38% 5.59 31.3
Weydon School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 62.6 16 Well above average 0.63 64% 5.77 31
The Harvey Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 62.4 17 Above average 0.27 55% 5.59 31.8
Gordon's School (Academy)
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Surrey 62.2 18 Well above average 0.71 74% 5.82 31
Menorah High School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Barnet 62.2 18 Well above average 0.97 44% 6.31 30.8
Graveney School (Academy)
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Wandsworth 61.9 20 Well above average 0.51 78% 5.81 30.8
Mill Hill County High School (Academy)
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Barnet 61.9 20 Well above average 0.68 84% 5.91 30.6
Hasmonean High School for Boys (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Barnet 61.8 22 Well above average 0.61 50% 5.88 31
Thomas Telford School (Independent school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Telford and Wrekin 61.8 22 Above average 0.41 93% 5.81 31.5
Heathside School (Academy)
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Surrey 61.3 24 Well above average 0.65 87% 5.93 30.8
West London Free School (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 61.3 24 Well above average 0.56 84% 5.86 30.9
The Belvedere Academy (Academy)
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Liverpool 61.2 26 Average 0.23 57% 5.43 31.5
Sir John Lawes School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 61 27 Well above average 0.58 58% 5.59 30.7
St Clement Danes School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 61 27 Above average 0.48 34% 5.31 30.9
Comberton Village College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cambridgeshire 60.8 29 Well above average 0.56 57% 5.65 30.5
Redland Green School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol, City of 60.8 29 Well above average 0.53 46% 5.48 30.7
St Joseph's College (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 60.7 31 Above average 0.45 54% 5.36 31.3
Bishop Stopford School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 60.6 32 Well above average 0.56 89% 5.68 30.7
The Coopers' Company and Coborn School (Academy)
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Havering 60.5 33 Above average 0.47 93% 5.67 31.1
Presdales School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 60 34 Above average 0.43 86% 5.83 31
Finchley Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Barnet 59.8 35 Well above average 0.52 53% 5.39 30.7
The King David High School (Academy)
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Manchester 59.7 36 Average 0.23 26% 5.27 30.9
The Westgate School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 59.7 36 Above average 0.49 60% 5.32 30.6
Boston High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 59.5 38 Average 0.2 71% 5.51 31.4
Hitchin Boys' School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 59.3 39 Above average 0.41 83% 5.79 30.8
Holcombe Grammar School (Academy)
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Medway 59.2 40 Average 0.12 41% 5.25 31.5
Queens' School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 59 41 Above average 0.39 43% 5.28 30.8
Saffron Walden County High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 58.9 42 Above average 0.4 60% 5.43 30.7
Rickmansworth School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 58.6 43 Above average 0.37 63% 5.36 30.8
The Broxbourne School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 58.6 43 Above average 0.39 81% 5.42 30.7
The Priory Academy LSST (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 57.7 45 Average -0.02 94% 5.5 31.3
St Bede's Catholic College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol, City of 57.5 46 Average 0.17 23% 4.87 31
Old Swinford Hospital (Maintained school)
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Dudley 57.2 47 Average 0.16 21% 4.94 31.3
Kings' School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 57 48 Average 0.13 58% 5.26 30.8
All Saints Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 56.9 49 Average 0.14 61% 5.03 30.9
Dover Grammar School for Boys (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 56.4 50 Average -0.07 50% 4.97 31.4
Skegness Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 55.8 51 Average -0.04 73% 5.19 31.2
Borden Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 55.5 52 Below average -0.43 74% 5.18 32
The Boston Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 55 53 Below average -0.41 80% 5.04 31.6
Kingsdale Foundation School (Academy)
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Southwark 54.9 54 Below average -0.22 77% 5.03 31.3
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 54.6 55 Average 0.04 59% 5.06 30.9
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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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