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Outwood Academy Ripon (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 47.5 1 Well above average 0.75 26.5
Cathedral Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 47.4 2 Well above average 0.73 26.4
Reading Girls' School (Academy)
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Reading 47.4 2 Well above average 0.7 26.2
Ark St Alban's Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 46.5 4 Well above average 0.59 26.4
The Halifax Academy (Academy)
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Calderdale 43.6 5 Above average 0.31 26.2
Bristnall Hall Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 43.3 6 Average 0.18 26.1
Wrotham School (Academy)
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Kent 42.7 7 Average 0.14 26.8
Mildenhall College Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 42.2 8 Average 0.15 26.7
Grace Academy Darlaston (Academy)
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Walsall 42.1 9 Average 0.1 26.8
Broadway Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 41.9 10 Average 0.15 26.3
Hans Price Academy (Academy)
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North Somerset 41.7 11 Average 0.19 26.1
Dartford Science & Technology College (Maintained School)
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Kent 41.1 12 Average -0.02 26.8
Cliff Park Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 40.7 13 Average 0.06 26.6
Arrow Vale RSA Academy (Academy)
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Worcestershire 40.1 14 -0.04 26.6
Chantry Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 40.1 14 Average 0.01 26.1
Oasis Academy Enfield (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 40.1 14 Average -0.08 26.8
Nottingham University Samworth Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 39.9 17 Average -0.13 26.4
Barnsley Academy (Academy)
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Barnsley 39.6 18 Average -0.09 26.3
Cornwallis Academy (Academy)
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Kent 39.3 19 Average -0.13 26.8
Thistley Hough Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 39.3 19 Average -0.14 26.2
Newman Catholic College (Maintained School)
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Brent 39.2 21 Average 0.17 26.3
Ralph Thoresby School (Maintained School)
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Leeds 39.1 22 Below average -0.28 26.2
Cedar Mount Academy (Academy)
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Manchester 38.6 23 Below average -0.38 26
The Academy, Selsey (Academy)
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West Sussex 38.6 23 Average -0.17 26.6
Firth Park Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 38.2 25 Average -0.15 26.3
The North School (Maintained School)
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Kent 38.2 25 Below average -0.27 26.7
Ormiston Sudbury Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 38.1 27 Below average -0.29 26.4
Central Lancaster High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 37.8 28 Below average -0.33 26.7
The Rudheath Senior Academy (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 37.8 28 Average -0.21 26.2
Wayland Academy Norfolk (Academy)
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Norfolk 37.1 30 Below average -0.34 26.5
Upper Batley High School (Academy)
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Kirklees 37 31 Below average -0.3 26.5
Archbishop Sentamu Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 36.9 32 Below average -0.34 26.4
Tong Leadership Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 36.9 32 Below average -0.33 26.4
Erdington Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 36.7 34 Below average -0.46 26.6
Foxford School and Community Arts College (Maintained School)
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Coventry 36.1 35 Below average -0.39 26.6
Ormiston Maritime Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 35.8 36 Well below average -0.51 26.4
Bower Park Academy (Academy)
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Havering 35.2 37 Below average -0.44 26.6
Babington Academy (Academy)
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Leicester 35.1 38 Below average -0.46 26.1
Stamford Welland Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 35 39 Well below average -0.52 26.5
St Edmund's Catholic School (Academy)
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Kent 34.8 40 Well below average -0.53 26.4
Hanson School (Maintained School)
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Bradford 34.7 41 Well below average -0.52 26.4
Thomas Middlecott Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 34.6 42 Below average -0.42 26.4
Queen Katharine Academy (Academy)
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Peterborough 34 43 Well below average -0.56 26.4
The Charles Dickens School (Academy)
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Kent 33.9 44 Well below average -0.66 26.8
William Lovell Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 33.9 44 Well below average -0.69 26.8
The Leigh UTC (Academy)
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Kent 33.2 46 -0.82 26.8
Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 32.8 47 Well below average -0.75 26.5
The Malling School (Maintained School)
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Kent 32.2 48 Well below average -0.81 26.5
Unity Academy Blackpool (Academy)
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Blackpool 31.5 49 Well below average -0.89 26.7
Unity City Academy (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 31 50 Well below average -0.83 26.1
The Nuneaton Academy (Academy)
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Warwickshire 29.3 51 Well below average -1.1 26.4
East Durham College (College)
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Durham 16.9 52 -2.35 26.4
Hugh Baird College (College)
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Sefton 16.1 53 -2.36 26.4
Robert Owen Academy (Academy)
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Herefordshire 8.5 54 -2.99 26.6
John Ruskin College (College)
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Croydon 4.8 55 LOWCOV opens a popup 27.1
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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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