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Seven Kings School (Maintained school) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Redbridge 60.2 1 Well above average 0.8 50% 5.57 30
Yavneh College (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 60.2 1 Well above average 0.84 37% 5.31 30.2
St Bede's Inter-Church School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Cambridgeshire 60.1 3 Well above average 0.81 62% 5.54 29.9
Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ (Academy)
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Hounslow 59.8 4 Well above average 0.78 44% 5.31 30.1
Ursuline High School Wimbledon (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Merton 59.6 5 Well above average 0.76 64% 5.39 29.9
Loreto College (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 59.4 6 Well above average 0.8 74% 5.57 30
Avanti House School (Academy)
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Harrow 59.2 7 Well above average 0.68 88% 5.79 29.9
Kenilworth School and Sixth Form (Maintained school)
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Warwickshire 58.6 8 Well above average 0.62 54% 5.26 30.1
Hayesfield Girls School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 57.7 9 Well above average 0.55 81% 5.31 30.1
John Taylor High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 57.6 10 Well above average 0.55 53% 5.19 30.1
Nower Hill High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Harrow 57.2 11 Well above average 0.53 60% 5.2 30
Lymm High School (Academy)
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Warrington 57 12 Well above average 0.54 35% 5 30
The Green School for Girls (Academy)
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Hounslow 56.8 13 Above average 0.48 64% 5.11 29.8
Erasmus Darwin Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 56.6 14 Above average 0.45 69% 5.19 30
Toot Hill School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 56.5 15 Above average 0.47 52% 5.04 29.9
St Gregory's Catholic Science College (Academy)
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Brent 55.8 16 Above average 0.39 93% 5.21 30
Bishop Heber High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire West and Chester 55.6 17 Above average 0.29 60% 4.95 30.1
Edgbarrow School (Academy)
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Bracknell Forest 55.6 17 Above average 0.37 31% 4.75 30.1
Bishop Luffa School, Chichester (Academy)
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West Sussex 55.5 19 Above average 0.37 26% 4.79 30.2
Harrogate Grammar School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 55.2 20 Above average 0.27 72% 5.19 30.1
Poynton High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire East 55 21 Above average 0.29 52% 4.98 30
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol, City of 55 21 Above average 0.28 16% 4.68 30
St James' Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Stockport 54.8 23 Above average 0.31 52% 4.73 30
Wellington School (Academy)
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Trafford 54.6 24 Above average 0.3 70% 5.1 30.2
Wilmslow High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire East 54.5 25 Above average 0.3 31% 4.78 29.9
Chellaston Academy (Academy)
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Derby 54.2 26 Above average 0.21 71% 5.11 29.9
St Crispin's School (Academy)
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Wokingham 54.2 26 Above average 0.22 38% 4.77 29.9
All Hallows Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 54 28 Above average 0.26 32% 4.76 29.9
Minster School (Maintained school)
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Nottinghamshire 54 28 Above average 0.21 57% 4.94 29.9
Holmfirth High School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 53.9 30 Above average 0.25 37% 4.88 29.9
Haybridge High School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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Worcestershire 53.4 31 Average 0.16 71% 4.94 29.9
Ralph Allen School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 52.9 32 Average 0.04 39% 4.8 30
Monk's Walk School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 52.7 33 Average 0.09 43% 4.67 30
The Mountbatten School (Academy)
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Hampshire 52.6 34 Average 0.05 26% 4.49 30.1
Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School (Academy)
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Lancashire 52.5 35 Average 0.08 13% 4.45 29.9
Range High School (Academy)
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Sefton 52.5 35 Average 0.15 28% 4.45 29.9
Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School (Maintained school)
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Derbyshire 52.4 37 Average 0.06 54% 4.85 30
The South Wolds Academy & Sixth Form (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 52.1 38 Average 0.04 38% 4.56 29.9
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 52 39 Average 0.07 24% 4.36 30.1
Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 51.4 40 Average 0.04 47% 4.61 30
East Barnet School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Barnet 51.1 41 Average 0 64% 4.71 30.1
Framwellgate School Durham (Academy)
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County Durham 51 42 Average -0.1 22% 4.26 30
Priory Academy (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 51 42 Average -0.09 45% 4.28 30.1
St Leonard's Catholic School (Academy)
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County Durham 50.9 44 Average -0.09 81% 4.66 29.9
Rainford High Technology College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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St. Helens 50.8 45 Average -0.11 31% 4.33 30.2
Backwell School (Academy)
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North Somerset 50.6 46 Average -0.15 75% 4.76 29.9
S.Peter's Collegiate Church of England School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 50.2 47 Average 0.01 71% 4.5 30.1
Little Heath School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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West Berkshire 50.1 48 Average -0.16 32% 4.31 30
St Bede's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 49.8 49 Average -0.2 16% 4.21 30.1
Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College (Academy)
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Havering 49.7 50 Below average -0.24 42% 4.32 29.9
The Fulham Boys School (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 49.1 51 Average -0.24 79% 4.35 30.1
The Coleshill School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Warwickshire 48.8 52 Below average -0.31 59% 4.43 30.1
The Island Free School (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 48 53 Below average -0.4 92% 4.48 30.1
The Billericay School (Academy)
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Essex 47.8 54 Below average -0.37 74% 4.42 30
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Derbyshire 47.4 55 Below average -0.44 39% 4.28 29.9
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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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