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King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford (Academy)
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Essex 82.7 1 Well above average 1.1 34.2
Kendrick School (Academy)
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Reading 82.2 2 Well above average 1.18 33.8
Colchester County High School for Girls (Academy)
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Essex 81.8 3 Well above average 1.22 34
Colyton Grammar School (Academy)
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Devon 81.7 4 Well above average 1.01 34.2
Reading School (Academy)
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Reading 81.7 4 Well above average 0.98 34.1
Wilson's School (Academy)
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Sutton 81.5 6 Well above average 1.03 34
Pate's Grammar School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 80.6 7 Well above average 0.85 34.2
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School (Maintained School)
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Barnet 80 8 Well above average 1 33.8
Nonsuch High School for Girls (Academy)
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Sutton 79.7 9 Well above average 1.21 33.4
Sutton Grammar School (Academy)
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Sutton 79.6 10 Well above average 0.83 34.1
Woodford County High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Redbridge 79.6 10 Well above average 1.1 33.6
The Latymer School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 79.3 12 Well above average 0.76 34.1
Newstead Wood School (Academy)
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Bromley 79 13 Well above average 0.93 33.9
Tiffin School (Academy)
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Kingston upon Thames 79 13 Well above average 0.98 33.8
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (Academy)
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Trafford 78.8 15 Well above average 0.9 33.9
The Blue Coat School (Academy)
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Liverpool 78.5 16 Well above average 0.71 34.1
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (Academy)
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Trafford 78.4 17 Well above average 1.12 33.4
Colchester Royal Grammar School (Academy)
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Essex 78.3 18 Well above average 0.62 34.2
Stratford Girls' Grammar School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 78.2 19 Well above average 0.84 33.8
Tonbridge Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 78.2 19 Well above average 0.84 33.8
King Edward VI Handsworth School (Academy)
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Birmingham 77.5 21 Well above average 0.71 33.9
Westcliff High School for Girls (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 76.9 22 Well above average 0.86 33.6
King Edward VI School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 76.8 23 Well above average 0.55 34
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (Academy)
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Lancashire 76.7 24 Well above average 0.84 33.7
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 76.7 24 Well above average 0.56 34
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 76.5 26 Well above average 0.92 33.4
King Edward VI Five Ways School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 76.3 27 Above average 0.48 34.1
The Judd School (Maintained School)
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Kent 75.8 28 Well above average 0.64 33.8
Newport Girls' High School Academy (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 75.3 29 Well above average 0.57 33.7
Rugby High School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 75.1 30 Well above average 0.7 33.5
Wolverhampton Girls' High School (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 74.8 31 Well above average 0.66 33.6
Southend High School for Girls (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 74.6 32 Well above average 0.71 33.5
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls (Academy)
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Wiltshire 74.5 33 Above average 0.48 33.7
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School (Academy)
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Birmingham 74.3 34 Well above average 0.53 33.6
Queen Mary's Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Walsall 74.2 35 Well above average 0.55 33.7
Southend High School for Boys (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 74 36 Well above average 0.73 33.4
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School (Academy)
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Lancashire 73.9 37 Well above average 0.62 33.5
Bournemouth School for Girls (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 73.6 38 Well above average 0.52 33.6
The Crossley Heath School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Calderdale 73.5 39 Above average 0.41 33.7
The Skinners' School (Academy)
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Kent 73.4 40 Well above average 0.68 33.4
Lawrence Sheriff School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 73.3 41 Above average 0.4 33.6
Bournemouth School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 73 42 Well above average 0.59 33.4
Haberdashers' Adams (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 72.9 43 Above average 0.48 33.6
Heckmondwike Grammar School (Academy)
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Kirklees 72.7 44 Well above average 0.5 33.4
Alcester Grammar School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 72.4 45 Above average 0.34 33.6
Queen Mary's High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Walsall 72.1 46 Well above average 0.5 33.4
Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 71.9 47 Above average 0.41 33.5
Sale Grammar School (Academy)
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Trafford 71.4 48 Above average 0.43 33.3
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (Academy)
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Lancashire 70.4 49 Average 0.13 33.6
Lancaster Royal Grammar School (Academy)
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Lancashire 69.7 50 Average 0.14 33.6
Bexley Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bexley 69.6 51 Above average 0.21 33.5
King Edward VI Aston School (Academy)
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Birmingham 69.6 51 Average 0.02 33.8
Urmston Grammar Academy (Academy)
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Trafford 69.6 51 Average 0.19 33.5
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Plymouth 68.4 54 Average 0.07 33.4
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Calderdale 66.7 55 Average -0.06 33.4
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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 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.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 opens in a new window - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

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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