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Madani Girls' School (Maintained School)
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Leicester 59.6 1 Well above average 1.03 29
Ark Isaac Newton Academy (Academy)
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Redbridge 57.9 2 Well above average 0.99 28.8
St Mary's Catholic School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 55 3 Well above average 0.66 28.8
Nunnery Wood High School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 54.1 4 Well above average 0.57 28.6
The Morley Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Leeds 53.9 5 Well above average 0.53 29.1
St Catherine's Catholic School (Academy)
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Bexley 53.6 6 Above average 0.49 29.3
Tenbury High Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Worcestershire 53 7 Above average 0.48 29
Moulsham High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 52.3 8 Above average 0.38 29.1
St Thomas More High School (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 52.3 8 Above average 0.43 29.1
Garforth Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 52.1 10 Above average 0.4 28.9
Upper Shirley High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Southampton 52 11 Above average 0.3 28.9
George Spencer Academy and Technology College (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 51.9 12 Above average 0.34 28.9
Tollbar Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 51.8 13 Above average 0.32 29
The County High School, Leftwich (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cheshire West and Chester 51.7 14 Above average 0.33 29
The Blandford School (Maintained School)
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Dorset 50.9 15 Above average 0.23 28.9
Bishop Challoner Girls' School (Maintained School)
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Tower Hamlets 50.8 16 Above average 0.23 29.1
Holy Trinity School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 50.8 16 Average 0.24 29.1
Kingsbridge Academy (Academy)
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Devon 50.8 16 Above average 0.25 28.9
Chelsea Academy (Academy)
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Kensington and Chelsea 50.7 19 Above average 0.22 29.2
Fernwood School (Academy)
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Nottingham 50.5 20 Above average 0.22 28.7
John Cabot Academy (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 50.4 21 Average 0.18 28.9
The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls (Academy)
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Havering 50.4 21 Average 0.18 29
Penair School (Academy)
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Cornwall 50.3 23 Average 0.2 29
Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sports College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oxfordshire 49.8 24 Average 0.14 29
Oathall Community College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 49.1 25 Average 0.1 29.2
Wood Green School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 49.1 25 Average 0.07 28.8
Bristol Free School (Academy)
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Bristol City of 48.9 27 Average 0.11 29
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 48.9 27 Average 0.06 28.8
Cirencester Kingshill School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 48.8 29 Average -0.01 29.1
Chingford Foundation School (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 48.6 30 Average -0.02 28.9
Grace Academy Solihull (Academy)
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Solihull 48.4 31 Average 0 29.3
Redden Court School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Havering 48.1 32 Average -0.07 28.9
The Cooper School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.1 32 Average -0.02 29.2
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Tyneside 48 34 Average -0.05 29.1
The Netherhall School (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 47.8 35 Average 0.05 28.9
The Boswells School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 47.6 36 Average -0.08 29
The Kingsway School (Academy)
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Stockport 47.4 37 Average -0.1 28.8
Hazel Grove High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Stockport 47.3 38 Average -0.11 28.9
Trinity Church of England School, Lewisham (Maintained School)
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Lewisham 47 39 Average -0.09 29.1
Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 46.9 40 Average -0.06 29
Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form (Academy)
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Essex 46.9 40 Average -0.16 28.8
Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 46.6 42 Average -0.15 28.9
Hampton College (Academy)
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Peterborough 46.5 43 Average -0.19 28.8
The Commonweal School (Academy)
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Swindon 46.5 43 Below average -0.19 28.8
Sprowston Community High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 46.4 45 Below average -0.23 29
Bishop Challoner Boys' School (Maintained School)
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Tower Hamlets 46.2 46 Average -0.23 29
The Robert Smyth Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 46.2 46 Average -0.21 29
Christ The King College (Maintained School)
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Isle of Wight 45.7 48 Below average -0.3 28.9
Shaftesbury School (Academy)
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Dorset 45.3 49 Below average -0.37 29
Heathfield Community School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Somerset 44.5 50 Below average -0.36 29
St Bede's Catholic High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 44.3 51 Below average -0.41 29
Colne Community School and College (Academy)
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Essex 43.5 52 Below average -0.48 28.9
Westminster City School (Academy)
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Westminster 43.3 53 Below average -0.48 28.8
Tottington High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bury 40 54 Well below average -0.82 28.9
St Matthew's RC High School (Maintained School)
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Manchester 37.7 55 Well below average -1.1 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 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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