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Glenmoor Academy (Academy)

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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 56.6 1 Well above average 1.03 28.2
Mulberry School for Girls (Academy)

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Tower Hamlets 54 2 Well above average 0.8 27.9
St Philip Howard Catholic School (Academy)

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West Sussex 52.7 3 Well above average 0.7 28.1
Bury St Edmunds County Upper School (Academy)

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Suffolk 50.8 4 0.39 28.2
Harris Academy Rainham (Academy)

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Havering 49.6 5 Above average 0.35 28.2
Madani Boys School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Leicester 49.3 6 Above average 0.4 28.3
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College (Maintained School)

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Trafford 48.6 7 Above average 0.27 28.4
Dereham Neatherd High School (Academy)

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Norfolk 48.3 8 Above average 0.34 28.2
The Farnley Academy (Academy)

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Leeds 48.2 9 Above average 0.26 28.1
Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Derby 48 10 Above average 0.26 28.1
Old Buckenham High School (Maintained School)

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Norfolk 47.8 11 Average 0.2 28
Our Lady's Catholic High School (Maintained School)

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Hackney 47.6 12 Average 0.14 28.3
Hodge Hill Girls' School (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 47.2 13 Average 0.17 28.2
Newland School for Girls (Academy)

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Kingston upon Hull City of 46.8 14 Average 0.15 27.8
St Clere's School (Academy)

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Thurrock 46.4 15 Average 0.07 28.2
Oakbank (Academy)

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Wokingham 46.1 16 Average 0.05 27.9
The Cheadle Academy (Academy)

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Staffordshire 46.1 16 Average 0.02 28.3
The Thomas Adams School, Wem (Maintained School)

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Shropshire 46 18 Average 0 28.1
Wardle Academy (Academy)

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Rochdale 46 18 Average 0.01 28.4
Hampton High (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Richmond upon Thames 45.7 20 Average 0.03 28.3
Attleborough Academy Norfolk (Academy)

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Norfolk 45.5 21 Average -0.04 28.2
Ormiston Meridian Academy (Academy)

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Stoke-on-Trent 45.3 22 Average -0.06 28.4
Brimsham Green School (Maintained School)

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South Gloucestershire 45.2 23 Average -0.06 28.2
Hodge Hill College (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 45.2 23 Average -0.03 28.1
Fitzharrys School (Maintained School)

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Oxfordshire 44.9 25 Average -0.11 28.1
Rokeby School (Maintained School)

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Newham 44.8 26 Average 0.01 27.9
Brigshaw High School (Academy)

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Leeds 44.7 27 Average -0.07 28.1
Raynes Park High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Merton 44.7 27 Average -0.11 28.3
The Priory Ruskin Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 44.7 27 Average -0.15 28.4
Ladybridge High School (Maintained School)

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Bolton 44.6 30 Average 0.11 28
Trentham Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Stoke-on-Trent 44.6 30 Average -0.07 28.3
St Cecilia's RC High School (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 44.2 32 Average -0.14 28.4
The Royal Liberty School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Havering 44.2 32 Average -0.01 28.3
Worle Community School (Academy)

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North Somerset 44 34 Below average -0.18 28.4
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College (Maintained School)

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Surrey 43.3 35 Below average -0.29 28.1
Todmorden High School (Maintained School)

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Calderdale 43.3 35 Below average -0.28 28.3
Shire Oak Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Walsall 43 37 Below average -0.26 28.4
Stanley High School (Academy)

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Sefton 43 37 Below average -0.27 28.1
Stockport School (Maintained School)

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Stockport 42.8 39 Below average -0.27 28.4
The Duchess's Community High School (Maintained School)

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Northumberland 42.7 40 Below average -0.29 28.1
Barclay School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Hertfordshire 42.2 41 Below average -0.38 28.2
Granville Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Derbyshire 42.2 41 Below average -0.35 28
Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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South Gloucestershire 42 43 -0.48 28.3
Whitcliffe Mount School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Kirklees 41.9 44 Below average -0.4 28.3
Easthampstead Park Community School (Maintained School)

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Bracknell Forest 41.6 45 Below average -0.48 28.3
Kings Heath Boys (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 41.6 45 Below average -0.38 28
King Edward VI High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup

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Staffordshire 40.7 47 Well below average -0.51 28.3
Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre (Academy)

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Leicestershire 40.5 48 Below average -0.5 28.1
Passmores Academy (Academy)

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Essex 39.7 49 Well below average -0.59 28.2
St Peter's CofE Academy (Academy)

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Stoke-on-Trent 39.4 50 Well below average -0.64 28.2
North Kesteven Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 39.3 51 Well below average -0.65 28.3
Lostock College (Maintained School)

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Trafford 38.6 52 Well below average -0.74 28.2
Avon Valley College (Academy)

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Wiltshire 37.7 53 Well below average -0.81 28.3
Irlam and Cadishead Academy (Academy)

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Salford 35.7 54 Well below average -1 28.4
Thomas Hepburn Community Academy (Academy)

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Gateshead 35.6 55 Well below average -0.99 28.3

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Dixons Kings Academy (Academy)

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Bradford 57.6 -- opens a popup Well above average 1.04 28.8
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