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St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking (Academy)
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Surrey 62.5 1 Well above average 1.13 56% 5.64 29.7
The Holt School (Academy)
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Wokingham 60.7 2 Well above average 0.94 79% 5.52 29.9
The County High School, Leftwich (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 59.2 3 Well above average 0.8 93% 5.64 29.9
The Cherwell School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 58.6 4 Well above average 0.75 50% 5.28 29.4
Maiden Erlegh School (Academy)
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Wokingham 57.7 5 Well above average 0.69 86% 5.48 29.7
Claremont High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Brent 57.4 6 Well above average 0.69 76% 5.42 29.8
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace (Academy)
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Croydon 57.2 7 Well above average 0.6 85% 5.25 29.9
Central Foundation Boys' School (Maintained school)
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Islington 56.6 8 Above average 0.48 47% 5.12 29.9
Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School (Maintained school)
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Lambeth 56.1 9 Well above average 0.53 56% 5.16 29.8
Hastings High School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 55.3 10 Above average 0.43 50% 5.08 29.8
Lavington School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 55.3 10 Above average 0.42 35% 4.69 29.8
Higham Lane School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 54.8 12 Above average 0.35 36% 4.75 29.8
Otley Prince Henry's Grammar School Specialist Language College (Academy)
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Leeds 54.7 13 Above average 0.36 85% 5.14 29.7
Varndean School (Maintained school)
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Brighton and Hove 54.6 14 Above average 0.36 57% 4.91 29.7
South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 54.5 15 Above average 0.35 39% 4.81 29.8
Hull Trinity House Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull, City of 54.4 16 Above average 0.42 32% 4.79 29.8
Tadcaster Grammar School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 54.2 17 Above average 0.31 27% 4.69 29.8
Lady Manners School (Maintained school)
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Derbyshire 53.9 18 Above average 0.24 30% 4.68 29.7
Liverpool College (Academy)
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Liverpool 53.9 18 Above average 0.27 85% 5.19 29.9
Ousedale School (Academy)
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Milton Keynes 53.8 20 Above average 0.27 33% 4.59 29.8
Priory School (Maintained school)
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East Sussex 53.7 21 Average 0.17 82% 5.15 29.9
The Hayfield School (Academy)
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Doncaster 53.4 22 Above average 0.23 49% 4.82 29.7
William Hulme's Grammar School (Academy)
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Manchester 53.3 23 Above average 0.28 33% 4.63 29.7
Alsager School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 53.2 24 Above average 0.22 35% 4.61 29.9
Huntington School (Maintained school)
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York 52.8 25 Average 0.15 85% 4.93 29.7
Rodborough (Academy)
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Surrey 52.8 25 Average 0.18 57% 4.8 30
Formby High School (Academy)
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Sefton 52.5 27 Average 0.07 32% 4.47 29.9
Malmesbury School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 52.4 28 Average 0.12 57% 4.79 29.7
The Romsey School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 52.2 29 Average 0.07 41% 4.65 29.8
Balshaw's Church of England High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 52.1 30 Average 0.09 55% 4.74 29.8
Chancellor's School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 51.9 31 Average 0.08 71% 4.8 30
Guilsborough Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 51.8 32 Average 0.08 60% 4.75 29.8
Priestnall School (Maintained school)
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Stockport 51.7 33 Average 0.06 56% 4.74 29.8
Blatchington Mill School (Maintained school)
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Brighton and Hove 51.6 34 Average 0.08 51% 4.68 29.7
Ponteland High School (Maintained school)
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Northumberland 51.6 34 Average 0.05 65% 4.71 29.6
Ivybridge Community College (Academy)
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Devon 51.1 36 Average -0.02 55% 4.55 29.8
Millthorpe School (Academy)
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York 51.1 36 Average 0.07 63% 4.67 29.6
St James's Church of England High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bolton 50.6 38 Average -0.02 61% 4.45 29.9
Stokesley School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 50 39 Average -0.12 52% 4.71 29.7
St Gregory's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Warrington 49.9 40 Average -0.02 42% 4.38 29.9
Burscough Priory Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 49.8 41 Average -0.13 15% 4.26 29.8
Bradfield School (Academy)
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Sheffield 49.7 42 Average -0.09 34% 4.47 29.7
Idsall School (Academy)
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Shropshire 49.7 42 Average -0.16 19% 4.17 30
Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sefton 49 44 Average -0.14 23% 4.24 29.8
Langley Park School for Boys (Academy)
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Bromley 48.9 45 Average -0.16 72% 4.58 29.9
Hurworth School (Academy)
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Darlington 48.7 46 Below average -0.24 9% 3.81 29.9
Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College (Academy)
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Lewisham 48.6 47 Below average -0.25 39% 4.24 29.9
St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Wigan 48.5 48 Below average -0.27 32% 4.2 29.9
The Forest School (Academy)
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Wokingham 48.4 49 Below average -0.21 19% 4.19 29.9
Chew Valley School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 48.1 50 Below average -0.35 41% 4.31 29.8
Emerson Park Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Havering 47.7 51 Below average -0.33 30% 4.07 29.8
Deyes High School (Academy)
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Sefton 46.8 52 Below average -0.42 57% 4.13 29.8
The Brooksbank School (Academy)
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Calderdale 46.7 53 Below average -0.42 8% 3.81 29.8
Trinity School (Academy)
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Cumbria 45.4 54 Well below average -0.58 40% 4.07 29.8
Kirk Hallam Community Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 42.9 55 Well below average -0.8 21% 3.63 29.5
Type of school or college

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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