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Hurstmere School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bexley 44.3 45 Below average -0.38 29.1
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 67.5 1 Well above average 1.9 28.9
Montgomery High School (Academy)
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Blackpool 39.3 54 Well below average -0.87 28.9
Holmer Green Senior School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 52.7 8 Well above average 0.51 29.1
Brighouse High School (Academy)
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Calderdale 46.3 41 Average -0.14 29
Hinchingbrooke School (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 48.2 30 Average 0.02 28.8
Cedars Upper School (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 47.3 37 -0.06 28.7
Caludon Castle School (Academy)
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Coventry 46.1 42 Below average -0.19 28.9
West Coventry Academy (Academy)
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Coventry 40.5 53 Well below average -0.76 29
Heanor Gate Science College (Academy)
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Derbyshire 51.3 11 Above average 0.29 28.9
Lytchett Minster School (Maintained School)
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Dorset 49.5 21 Average 0.14 29
Sturminster Newton High School (Maintained School)
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Dorset 48.1 32 Average -0.03 28.7
Sedgefield Community College (Maintained School)
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Durham 52.9 6 Above average 0.47 28.8
The Hermitage Academy (Academy)
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Durham 43 51 Well below average -0.53 28.8
Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport (Academy)
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Essex 48.4 28 Average 0.03 28.8
Philip Morant School and College (Academy)
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Essex 49.5 21 Average 0.15 28.8
William de Ferrers School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 44.1 48 Below average -0.43 29
Cirencester Deer Park School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 48.1 32 Average -0.03 29
Sir William Romney's School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 50.8 12 Average 0.22 28.8
Thomas Keble School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gloucestershire 49.9 18 Above average 0.24 29
Aldworth School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 44.1 48 Below average -0.39 29
John Hanson Community School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 44.3 45 Below average -0.36 28.9
Freman College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 52.8 7 0.45 28.9
Saint Michael's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 50 17 Above average 0.21 28.9
Cowes Enterprise College, An Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 49.9 18 Average 0.18 29.1
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 48.3 29 Average 0.03 29
Our Lady's Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 51.9 9 Above average 0.41 29
Chorlton High School (Academy)
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Manchester 47.5 36 Average 0 28.9
Parrs Wood High School (Academy)
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Manchester 49.9 18 Above average 0.18 28.9
Plashet School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Newham 55.8 3 Well above average 0.79 28.6
Aylsham High School (Maintained School)
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Norfolk 48.5 27 Average 0.08 28.9
Humberston Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 51.7 10 Above average 0.36 29
St Francis Xavier School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 57.9 2 Well above average 0.98 28.9
Middleton Technology School (Academy)
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Rochdale 48.1 32 Average 0 28.9
Moorside High School (Maintained School)
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Salford 44.2 47 Below average -0.35 28.9
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School (Maintained School)
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Salford 44.7 44 Below average -0.34 28.7
King Ecgbert School (Academy)
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Sheffield 53.9 4 Well above average 0.55 28.5
Oldbury Wells School (Academy)
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Shropshire 48.2 30 Average 0.04 29.1
Madeley High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 46.7 39 Average -0.16 28.9
St Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport (Maintained School)
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Stockport 44.9 43 Below average -0.34 28.5
St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 44 50 Below average -0.37 29
East Bergholt High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 48.6 25 Average 0.04 28.9
Esher Church of England High School (Academy)
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Surrey 49.5 21 Above average 0.18 28.9
Highworth Warneford School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Swindon 48.7 24 Average 0.06 28.7
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred (Academy)
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Thurrock 53.8 5 Well above average 0.59 28.8
Ortu Gable Hall School (Academy)
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Thurrock 42.7 52 Well below average -0.52 29
Shipston High School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 50.7 13 Above average 0.28 28.5
Kennet School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 50.2 16 Above average 0.17 28.8
Imberhorne School (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 48.6 25 Average 0.09 28.8
Wigan UTC (Academy)
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Wigan 37 55 -1.01 29
Desborough College (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 46.4 40 Average -0.18 28.8
Birkenhead High School Academy (Academy)
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Wirral 50.4 15 Average 0.24 29.1
Highfields School (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 50.7 13 Above average 0.26 28.9
The Bewdley School (Maintained School)
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Worcestershire 47.1 38 Average -0.1 28.8
Tudor Grange Academy Worcester (Academy)
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Worcestershire 47.7 35 Average -0.05 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 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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