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Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 69.9 1 Well above average 2.16 93% 6.55 29
William Perkin Church of England High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Ealing 60.9 2 Well above average 1.31 80% 5.83 29
Harris Girls Academy Bromley (Academy)
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Bromley 54.8 3 Well above average 0.72 65% 5.05 29
Ark Isaac Newton Academy (Academy)
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Redbridge 54.6 4 Well above average 0.69 54% 4.94 29
Plashet School (Maintained school)
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Newham 53.9 5 Well above average 0.65 80% 5.1 28.9
Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 53.9 5 Well above average 0.66 85% 4.93 29
Gosforth Academy (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 53.2 7 0.51 66% 4.93 28.8
Holyport College (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 53.1 8 Average 0.22 86% 5.21 28.9
Pimlico Academy (Academy)
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Westminster 53 9 Well above average 0.55 60% 4.89 29.1
Sacred Heart Catholic High School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 52.7 10 Above average 0.45 37% 4.48 28.7
Sheringham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 52.7 10 Above average 0.46 58% 4.95 28.8
Northampton School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Northamptonshire 52.2 12 Above average 0.46 50% 4.66 29
Windsor Girls' School (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 51.7 13 0.38 60% 4.66 28.9
Humberston Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 51.4 14 Above average 0.36 84% 4.67 29.2
West Exe School (Academy)
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Devon 50.9 15 Above average 0.35 31% 4.36 29.1
St Joseph's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Slough 50.7 16 Above average 0.43 75% 4.65 29.1
Acklam Grange School (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 50.6 17 Above average 0.34 39% 4.04 29
Kirkbie Kendal School (Academy)
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Cumbria 50.1 18 Average 0.22 33% 4.4 28.9
The Chantry School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 50.1 18 Above average 0.23 15% 4.29 29.1
St Benedict's Catholic College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 50 20 Above average 0.25 79% 4.64 28.9
Hornsey School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Haringey 49.7 21 Above average 0.4 66% 4.56 28.9
Beauchamps High School (Maintained school)
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Essex 49.6 22 Average 0.14 43% 4.5 29.1
Harris Academy Rainham (Academy)
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Havering 49.3 23 Above average 0.21 65% 4.43 29.2
Henley In Arden School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 48.9 24 Average 0.11 54% 4.53 29
Chislehurst School for Girls (Academy)
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Bromley 48.8 25 Average 0.07 46% 4.25 29.1
St Birinus School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.6 26 Average 0.04 23% 4.25 28.9
St Thomas More Catholic School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bedford 48.6 26 Average 0.12 25% 4.13 28.9
William Edwards School (Academy)
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Thurrock 47.9 28 Average 0.01 57% 4.32 29.1
King Alfred's (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 47.8 29 Average 0 53% 4.18 28.8
Broughton Hall Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 47.7 30 Average 0.01 31% 4.05 29.1
The Warriner School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 47.6 31 Average 0 40% 4.26 29
Stocksbridge High School (Academy)
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Sheffield 47.2 32 Average -0.06 20% 4.04 29.1
Kennet School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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West Berkshire 46.9 33 Average -0.11 68% 4.18 29
Caludon Castle School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Coventry 46.7 34 Average -0.1 34% 3.92 28.9
Forge Valley School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sheffield 46.4 35 Average -0.12 43% 4.09 28.9
Oathall Community College (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 46.4 35 Average -0.08 54% 4.35 29.1
Wardle Academy (Academy)
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Rochdale 46.4 35 Average -0.11 20% 4.01 28.9
Birchwood Community High School (Academy)
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Warrington 46.1 38 Average -0.19 48% 4.03 28.9
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Derbyshire 46.1 38 Below average -0.2 25% 3.98 28.8
The Roundhill Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 46 40 Average -0.17 30% 4.08 28.9
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Doncaster 45.8 41 Below average -0.18 69% 4.05 29
Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 45.5 42 Below average -0.21 68% 4.15 29
Robertsbridge Community College (Maintained school)
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East Sussex 45.4 43 Average -0.21 68% 4.2 28.9
Friesland School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Derbyshire 45.1 44 Below average -0.28 57% 4.06 28.9
Neston High School (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 45.1 44 Below average -0.25 30% 3.72 29.1
Arena Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 44.6 46 Below average -0.32 31% 3.78 29
South Dartmoor Community College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Devon 44.5 47 Below average -0.3 30% 3.72 29.2
Bishop Challoner Boys' School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 44.2 48 Below average -0.34 13% 3.54 29
Longdean School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 43.9 49 Below average -0.36 51% 3.79 29.1
Selston High School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 43.4 50 Below average -0.44 37% 3.78 29
Ludlow Church of England School (Academy)
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Shropshire 43.3 51 Below average -0.46 29% 3.77 28.8
Coopers School (Academy)
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Bromley 41.5 52 Well below average -0.6 35% 3.56 29.1
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College (Maintained school)
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Cheshire West and Chester 41.1 53 Well below average -0.67 28% 3.35 29.2
Greater Peterborough UTC (Academy)
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Peterborough 38.6 54 -0.95 2% 3.21 28.9
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 38.6 54 Well below average -0.9 54% 3.12 29

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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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