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Grays Convent High School (Maintained school)
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Thurrock 52.4 1 Well above average 0.91 74% 4.6 28.2
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 50.3 2 Well above average 0.56 55% 4.11 28.2
The Ruth Gorse Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 49.7 3 Above average 0.46 30% 4.28 28
The Langley Academy (Academy)
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Slough 48 4 Above average 0.35 25% 4.01 28.2
Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Derby 47.5 5 Above average 0.31 18% 3.95 27.9
Derby Moor Academy (Academy)
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Derby 47.2 6 Above average 0.26 29% 4.14 28.1
St John Bosco Arts College (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 46.9 7 Average 0.21 52% 3.85 28.1
Newfield Secondary School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sheffield 46.5 8 Above average 0.24 26% 4.07 28
Hall Cross Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 46.4 9 Above average 0.17 9% 3.54 27.9
Carleton High School (Academy)
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Wakefield 46.3 10 Average 0.15 17% 3.88 27.9
King's Academy Ringmer (Academy)
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East Sussex 46 11 Average 0.16 84% 4.27 27.8
Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 45.4 12 Average 0.11 24% 3.91 28
Belvidere School (Maintained school)
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Shropshire 45.1 13 Average 0.03 29% 4 28.1
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 45.1 13 Average 0.04 47% 3.73 28
Rawmarsh Community School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Rotherham 45 15 Average 0.03 6% 3.44 28
Barnsley Academy (Academy)
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Barnsley 44.8 16 Average 0 46% 3.72 28
Codsall Community High School (Maintained school)
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Staffordshire 44.6 17 0 10% 3.67 28.3
Sir William Ramsay School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 44.6 17 Average 0.04 16% 3.67 28.1
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Reading 44.4 19 Average 0.03 14% 3.72 28.1
Thornhill Community Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 44.1 20 Average -0.04 24% 3.75 28.1
Treviglas Community College (Maintained school)
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Cornwall 44.1 20 Average -0.01 12% 3.61 28.1
Wilsthorpe Community School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Derbyshire 44.1 20 Average -0.03 50% 3.89 28.1
St John Fisher Catholic College (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44 23 Average -0.06 26% 3.72 28
Bellerive FCJ Catholic College (Academy)
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Liverpool 43.9 24 Average -0.09 22% 3.6 28.2
Mullion School (Academy)
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Cornwall 43.7 25 Average -0.12 28% 3.81 28.2
St Joseph's Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Wiltshire 43.4 26 Average -0.17 14% 3.54 28.2
Granville Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 43 27 Average -0.16 13% 3.69 28.2
Retford Oaks Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 42.8 28 Average -0.16 11% 3.44 28.3
The Hollins (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 42.7 29 Average -0.17 6% 3.47 28.2
Oldbury Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sandwell 42.6 30 Below average -0.2 37% 3.6 28.2
Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy (Academy)
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Bexley 42.5 31 Below average -0.25 20% 3.51 28.5
New College Leicester (Maintained school)
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Leicester 42.3 32 Below average -0.26 31% 3.64 28
Great Torrington School (Academy)
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Devon 42.2 33 Below average -0.22 41% 3.63 28.1
Old Buckenham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 42.2 33 Average -0.21 18% 3.68 28.1
Mount St Joseph (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bolton 42.1 35 Below average -0.22 37% 3.66 28
Liskeard School and Community College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cornwall 40.7 36 Below average -0.38 26% 3.42 28.1
The Priory City of Lincoln Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 40.7 36 Below average -0.38 10% 3.21 28.1
Trinity Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 40.7 36 Below average -0.38 42% 3.54 28.2
Bedlington Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Northumberland 40.6 39 Below average -0.42 5% 3.31 28.3
Bourne Community College (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 40.6 39 Below average -0.42 7% 3.31 28.1
Pegasus Academy (Academy)
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Dudley 40.4 41 Below average -0.4 29% 3.48 28.1
Outwood Academy Redcar (Academy)
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Redcar and Cleveland 40.3 42 Below average -0.45 13% 3.21 28
Whitworth Park Academy (Academy)
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County Durham 39.9 43 Below average -0.45 29% 3.26 28.1
Mendip Studio School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 39.8 44 -0.56 7% 3.07 28.3
St Cuthbert's RC High School (Maintained school)
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Rochdale 39.4 45 Well below average -0.54 78% 3.65 28.2
The Brittons Academy (Academy)
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Havering 39.4 45 Well below average -0.52 15% 3.27 28.2
Great Academy Ashton (Academy)
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Tameside 39.1 47 Well below average -0.51 8% 3.31 28.1
Starbank School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 38.9 48 Well below average -0.53 90% 3.65 28
The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 38.7 49 Well below average -0.58 27% 3.39 28.2
Royds Hall Community School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 38.4 50 Well below average -0.62 22% 3.12 28.1
The Archbishop's School (Maintained school)
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Kent 37.8 51 Well below average -0.68 29% 3.1 28.1
Lathom High School : A Technology College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 37.4 52 Well below average -0.71 46% 3.27 28.2
The Hayesbrook School (Academy)
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Kent 37.1 53 Well below average -0.71 14% 2.95 28.4
The King Edmund School (Academy)
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Essex 36.4 54 Well below average -0.79 2% 2.87 28.4
The Elstree UTC (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 33.5 55 -1.16 0% 2.34 28.1

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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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