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Watford Grammar School for Girls (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 71 1 Well above average 0.97 75% 6.64 31.8
Parkstone Grammar School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 70.5 2 Well above average 0.91 73% 6.57 32.3
Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 69.7 3 Well above average 0.91 67% 6.36 32.1
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Kent 69.7 3 Well above average 0.83 95% 6.69 32.3
Bourne Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 69.3 5 Well above average 0.79 90% 6.77 32.2
The Rochester Grammar School (Academy)
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Medway 69 6 Well above average 0.81 96% 6.59 32.1
Gravesend Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 67.4 7 Well above average 0.54 98% 6.69 32.3
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (Academy)
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Medway 66.5 8 Well above average 0.53 80% 6.4 32.2
St George's School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 66.4 9 Well above average 0.95 37% 5.85 31.2
Watford Grammar School for Boys (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 66.3 10 Well above average 0.52 98% 6.55 31.7
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend (Academy)
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Kent 65.8 11 Above average 0.41 74% 6.25 32.2
Cranbrook School (Academy)
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Kent 65.6 12 LOWCOV opens a popup 94% 6.44 32
Parmiter's School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 65.4 13 Well above average 0.54 74% 6.22 31.7
Fort Pitt Grammar School (Academy)
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Medway 65.2 14 Above average 0.36 42% 5.67 32.3
Hockerill Anglo-European College (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 65.2 14 Well above average 0.57 98% 6.58 31.4
The London Oratory School (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 65.1 16 Well above average 0.54 88% 6.21 31.7
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford - A Selective Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 64.9 17 Above average 0.43 92% 6.24 32
The King's School, Grantham (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 64.9 17 Above average 0.46 52% 5.95 32
Lady Margaret School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hammersmith and Fulham 64.5 19 Well above average 0.79 92% 6.18 30.9
Upton Hall School FCJ (Academy)
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Wirral 64.2 20 Well above average 0.78 98% 6.14 31.3
Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 64 21 Above average 0.45 95% 6.15 31.8
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith (Academy)
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Cumbria 64 21 Above average 0.24 83% 6 32.1
The Folkestone School for Girls (Academy)
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Kent 64 21 Well above average 0.77 67% 5.78 31.2
The Grey Coat Hospital (Academy)
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Westminster 64 21 Well above average 0.76 88% 6.02 31
Spalding High School (Maintained school)
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Lincolnshire 63.8 25 Above average 0.37 94% 6.09 32
The Norton Knatchbull School (Academy)
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Kent 63.7 26 Above average 0.2 99% 6.15 32.2
The King's (The Cathedral) School (Academy)
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Peterborough 63 27 Well above average 0.67 71% 5.8 31
Barton Court Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 62.9 28 Average 0.09 85% 5.94 32.3
Dover Grammar School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Kent 62.8 29 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 29 Well above average 0.51 38% 5.59 31.3
King Edward VI Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 62.7 31 Average 0.12 83% 6.04 32.2
Highsted Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 62.6 32 Average 0.16 98% 5.92 32.1
Weydon School (Academy)
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Surrey 62.6 32 Well above average 0.63 64% 5.77 31
The Harvey Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 62.4 34 Above average 0.27 55% 5.59 31.8
Gordon's School (Academy)
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Surrey 62.2 35 Well above average 0.71 74% 5.82 31
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Wandsworth 61.9 36 Well above average 0.51 78% 5.81 30.8
Thomas Telford School (Independent school)
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Telford and Wrekin 61.8 37 Above average 0.41 93% 5.81 31.5
Oakwood Park Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 61.7 38 Average 0.1 86% 5.77 32.1
The Belvedere Academy (Academy)
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Liverpool 61.2 39 Average 0.23 57% 5.43 31.5
St Clement Danes School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 61 40 Above average 0.48 34% 5.31 30.9
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (Maintained school)
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Kent 60.9 41 Average 0 63% 5.34 32.2
St Joseph's College (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 60.7 42 Above average 0.45 54% 5.36 31.3
St Anselm's College (Academy)
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Wirral 60.5 43 Average -0.05 55% 5.48 32.3
The King David High School (Academy)
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Manchester 59.7 44 Average 0.23 26% 5.27 30.9
Boston High School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 59.5 45 Average 0.2 71% 5.51 31.4
Holcombe Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Medway 59.2 46 Average 0.12 41% 5.25 31.5
Spalding Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 59.2 46 Average -0.07 75% 5.53 32.1
Carre's Grammar School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 58.4 48 Average -0.19 62% 5.36 32
The Priory Academy LSST (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 57.7 49 Average -0.02 94% 5.5 31.3
St Bede's Catholic College (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 57.5 50 Average 0.17 23% 4.87 31
Old Swinford Hospital (Maintained school)
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Dudley 57.2 51 Average 0.16 21% 4.94 31.3
Dover Grammar School for Boys (Maintained school)
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Kent 56.4 52 Average -0.07 50% 4.97 31.4
Borden Grammar School (Academy)
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Kent 55.5 53 Below average -0.43 74% 5.18 32
The Boston Grammar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 55 54 Below average -0.41 80% 5.04 31.6
Kingsdale Foundation School (Academy)
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Southwark 54.9 55 Below average -0.22 77% 5.03 31.3

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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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