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The Grangefield Academy (Academy)

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Stockton-on-Tees 49.5 1 Well above average 0.57 27.7
Whalley Range 11-18 High School (Academy)

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Manchester 48.7 2 Well above average 0.52 27.6
St John Plessington Catholic College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Wirral 48 3 Above average 0.39 27.9
Little Ilford School (Maintained School)

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Newham 47 4 Above average 0.43 27.3
Wye School (Academy)

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Kent 46.9 5 Above average 0.3 28
Sir John Leman High School (Academy)

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Suffolk 46.3 6 Above average 0.22 27.6
Yardleys School (Academy)

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Birmingham 46.3 6 Above average 0.25 27.4
St Augustine's CofE High School (Maintained School)

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Westminster 46.1 8 Average 0.19 27.6
Beccles Free School (Academy)

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Suffolk 45.9 9 Average 0.21 27.5
Pensby High School (Maintained School)

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Wirral 45.8 10 Average 0.18 27.8
The Langley Academy (Academy)

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Slough 45.8 10 Average 0.19 27.9
Abbeyfield School (Academy)

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Northamptonshire 45.5 12 Average 0.17 27.6
Saxmundham Free School (Academy)

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Suffolk 45.5 12 Average 0.16 27.4
Ark Charter Academy (Academy)

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Portsmouth 45 14 Average -0.05 27.1
Lambeth Academy (Academy)

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Lambeth 45 14 Average 0.14 27.8
Norwood School (Maintained School)

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Lambeth 45 14 Average 0.08 27.6
Meridian School (Academy)

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Hertfordshire 44.5 17 0.04 27.4
Ormiston Bushfield Academy (Academy)

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Peterborough 44.2 18 Average 0.02 27.7
Crown Hills Community College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Leicester 44.1 19 Above average 0.25 27.3
Testwood School (Academy)

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Hampshire 44 20 Average 0.02 27.7
Millom School (Maintained School)

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Cumbria 43.5 21 Average -0.03 27.4
Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy (Academy)

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Wolverhampton 43.1 22 Average -0.08 27.7
All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham (Academy)

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Gloucestershire 42.9 23 Average -0.06 27.6
Tendring Technology College (Academy)

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Essex 42.9 23 Average -0.1 27.6
Hailsham Community College (Academy)

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East Sussex 42.5 25 Average -0.13 27.6
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ (Maintained School)

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Camden 42 26 Below average -0.28 27.3
Lawn Manor Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Swindon 41.9 27 Average -0.09 27.4
The John of Gaunt School (Academy)

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Wiltshire 41.9 27 Average -0.16 27.4
Hamstead Hall Academy (Academy)

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Birmingham 41.8 29 Average -0.18 27.3
Colne Valley High School (Academy)

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Kirklees 41.5 30 Below average -0.23 27.7
Heysham High School Sports College (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 41.1 31 Below average -0.24 27.6
Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Academy)

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Walsall 40.9 32 Below average -0.29 27.6
Hebburn Comprehensive School (Maintained School)

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South Tyneside 40.7 33 Below average -0.33 28
Somercotes Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 40.4 34 Below average -0.35 27.8
The Axholme Academy (Academy)

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North Lincolnshire 40.4 34 Below average -0.34 27.8
The Grove School (Maintained School)

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Shropshire 40.3 36 Below average -0.32 27.5
Great Torrington School (Academy)

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Devon 40.1 37 Below average -0.37 27.6
The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)

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Hackney 40 38 Below average -0.39 27.8
Beaumont Leys School (Maintained School)

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Leicester 39.8 39 Below average -0.4 27.7
Washwood Heath Academy (Academy)

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Birmingham 39.5 40 Below average -0.32 27.6
King Edward VII Science and Sport College (Academy)

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Leicestershire 39.3 41 -0.46 27.7
Childwall Sports & Science Academy (Academy)

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Liverpool 39.2 42 Below average -0.42 27.7
Energy Coast UTC (Academy)

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Cumbria 38.8 43 -0.51 28
Halewood Academy (Academy)

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Knowsley 38.8 43 Below average -0.5 27.7
Ark William Parker Academy (Academy)

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East Sussex 38.5 45 Well below average -0.54 27.7
The Dean Academy (Academy)

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Gloucestershire 37.9 46 Well below average -0.6 27.7
Cleeve Park School (Academy)

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Bexley 37.7 47 Well below average -0.66 27.8
Hylands School (Academy)

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Essex 37.6 48 Well below average -0.69 27.9
Sandwich Technology School (Academy)

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Kent 37.6 48 Well below average -0.62 27.9
Park Vale Academy (Academy)

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Nottingham 36.5 50 Well below average -0.78 27.5
Birches Head Academy (Maintained School)

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Stoke-on-Trent 35.7 51 Well below average -0.77 27.6
University Academy Warrington (Academy)

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Warrington 34.8 52 Well below average -0.95 27.5
Alderwood School (Maintained School)

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Hampshire 34.7 53 Well below average -0.79 27.6
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise (Maintained School)

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Durham 33.8 54 Well below average -0.97 27.6
Heath Lane Academy (Academy)

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Leicestershire 33.5 55 Well below average -0.97 27.9

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Beacon Academy (Academy)

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East Sussex 50.7 -- opens a popup Well above average 0.7 27.6
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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.

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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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