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Michaela Community School (Academy)
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Brent 61.4 1 Well above average 1.53 84% 6.11 28.5
Alcester Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Warwickshire 54.7 2 Well above average 0.78 61% 4.77 28.7
Didcot Girls' School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oxfordshire 54.4 3 Well above average 0.71 49% 4.91 28.7
The Morley Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 54.1 4 Well above average 0.71 58% 4.91 28.7
Nunnery Wood High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Worcestershire 51.9 5 Well above average 0.51 26% 4.49 28.6
St Aloysius RC College (Maintained school)
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Islington 50.4 6 Above average 0.33 73% 4.7 28.7
Thomas Keble School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 50.3 7 Above average 0.38 32% 4.37 28.9
The Misbourne School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 50.2 8 Above average 0.35 22% 4.19 29.1
Brentside High School (Maintained school)
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Ealing 49.2 9 Above average 0.24 83% 4.47 28.5
Harlington Upper School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Central Bedfordshire 49 10 0.18 14% 4.03 28.7
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ (Maintained school)
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Camden 48.4 11 Average 0.09 80% 4.56 28.7
Saint Thomas More Language College (Maintained school)
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Kensington and Chelsea 48.4 11 Average 0.16 41% 4.14 28.7
Woodrush High School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 48.2 13 Average 0.14 76% 4.59 28.8
Oxford Spires Academy (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.1 14 Average 0.02 78% 4.59 28.3
Queen Elizabeth's School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Dorset 48.1 14 0.14 23% 4.01 28.7
Hungerhill School (Academy)
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Doncaster 47.9 16 Average 0.12 52% 4.22 28.9
Ormiston Victory Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 47.9 16 Average 0.07 18% 3.63 28.7
The Ripley Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 47.7 18 Average 0.09 17% 4.14 28.6
Stour Valley Community School (Academy)
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Suffolk 47.1 19 Average 0 16% 3.9 28.6
Mary Webb School and Science College (Maintained school)
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Shropshire 46.7 20 Average 0.06 32% 4 28.6
The Earls High School (Academy)
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Dudley 46.6 21 Average -0.03 43% 4.02 28.9
Crispin School Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 46.5 22 Average -0.02 50% 4.23 28.6
Haygrove School (Academy)
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Somerset 46.5 22 Average -0.04 34% 4.08 28.8
St Clere's School (Academy)
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Thurrock 46.5 22 Average -0.04 40% 4.18 28.6
Dowdales School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 46.4 25 Average -0.04 33% 4.06 28.8
John Mason School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 46.3 26 Average -0.06 37% 4.02 28.7
Barr Beacon School (Academy)
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Walsall 46.1 27 Average -0.06 35% 4.09 28.8
Robert Clack School (Maintained school)
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Barking and Dagenham 45.8 28 Average -0.12 68% 4.2 28.7
The Hart School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 45.7 29 Average -0.09 24% 3.39 28.8
John Flamsteed Community School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 45.5 30 Average -0.14 47% 4.16 28.7
Fowey River Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 45.1 31 Average -0.18 54% 3.94 28.4
Frederick Gent School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 44.9 32 Average -0.19 59% 4.02 28.7
Shenfield High School (Academy)
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Essex 44.9 32 Below average -0.22 14% 3.57 29
The Nobel School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 44.7 34 Below average -0.22 16% 3.67 28.8
Torpoint Community College (Maintained school)
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Cornwall 44.7 34 Average -0.18 14% 3.56 28.9
Sandhurst School (Maintained school)
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Bracknell Forest 44.5 36 Average -0.18 30% 3.74 28.8
Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School (Maintained school)
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Staffordshire 44.2 37 Below average -0.25 25% 3.58 28.7
Glossopdale School (Maintained school)
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Derbyshire 44.1 38 Below average -0.29 14% 3.66 28.7
Samuel Ward Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 43.7 39 Below average -0.31 78% 4.1 28.7
Biddick Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 43.6 40 Below average -0.33 40% 3.74 28.6
Carshalton Boys Sports College (Academy)
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Sutton 43.5 41 Below average -0.33 46% 3.82 28.7
Mark Rutherford School (Academy)
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Bedford 43.4 42 Below average -0.32 30% 3.8 28.7
Epping St Johns Church of England School (Academy)
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Essex 43.3 43 Below average -0.28 29% 3.64 28.7
Chesterton Community Sports College (Academy)
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Staffordshire 43.2 44 Below average -0.36 95% 4 28.7
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Oxfordshire 42.7 45 Below average -0.33 21% 3.75 28.7
The George Eliot School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 42.7 45 Below average -0.44 57% 3.7 28.8
Thomas Estley Community College (Academy)
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Leicestershire 42.5 47 Below average -0.42 22% 3.69 28.9
North Gosforth Academy (Academy)
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North Tyneside 42.4 48 Below average -0.44 61% 3.9 28.8
Middlewich High School (Maintained school)
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Cheshire East 42.1 49 Below average -0.48 18% 3.47 28.8
Westfield School (Maintained school)
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Sheffield 41.5 50 Well below average -0.53 27% 3.5 28.6
Walney School (Academy)
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Cumbria 41.2 51 Well below average -0.53 5% 3.49 28.4
Applemore College (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 41 52 Well below average -0.57 19% 3.56 28.6
Longhill High School (Maintained school)
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Brighton and Hove 38.3 53 Well below average -0.82 21% 3.2 28.8
AldridgeUTC@MediaCityUK (Academy)
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Salford 37.9 54 -0.85 16% 3.15 28.7
Fulham College Boys' School (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 37.4 55 Well below average -0.93 28% 3.23 28.9
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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