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John Ruskin School (Maintained School)

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Cumbria 49.5 1 Well above average 0.66 27.1
Ark Putney Academy (Academy)

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Wandsworth 48.5 2 Above average 0.49 27.3
London Academy (Academy)

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Barnet 48 3 Well above average 0.65 26.9
Wingfield Academy (Academy)

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Rotherham 47.5 4 Above average 0.49 27.3
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 46.3 5 Above average 0.36 27.3
Churchdown School (Academy)

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Gloucestershire 45.9 6 Above average 0.3 27.3
Christ The King Catholic High School (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 45.8 7 Above average 0.46 26.8
Hatch End High School (Academy)

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Harrow 45.7 8 Above average 0.31 27.2
Pendle Vale College (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 45.5 9 Above average 0.3 27.1
Serlby Park Academy (Academy)

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Nottinghamshire 45.4 10 Average 0.27 27.3
Our Lady's Catholic College (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 44.8 11 Average 0.15 27.4
Villiers High School (Maintained School)

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Ealing 44.4 12 Well above average 0.56 26.8
The Crest Academy (Academy)

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Brent 44.3 13 Well above average 0.51 27
Sidney Stringer Academy (Academy)

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Coventry 43.6 14 Average 0.12 27
Wilmington Academy (Academy)

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Kent 43.4 15 Average 0.06 27.6
Northfleet School for Girls (Maintained School)

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Kent 42.9 16 Average -0.06 27.2
The Brakenhale School (Academy)

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Bracknell Forest 42.8 17 Average 0 27.2
Burnage Academy for Boys (Academy)

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Manchester 42.7 18 Above average 0.26 27.1
Hyde Community College (Maintained School)

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Tameside 42.7 18 Average 0 27.1
Chessington School (Maintained School)

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Kingston upon Thames 42.4 20 Average -0.1 27.3
Trinity School (Academy)

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West Berkshire 42.4 20 Average -0.09 27.2
The Howard School (Academy)

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Medway 42.1 22 Average -0.08 27.5
Aldercar High School (Maintained School)

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Derbyshire 42 23 Average -0.09 27.2
Isca (Academy)

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Devon 41.8 24 Average -0.23 27.3
Ruskin Community High School (Maintained School)

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Cheshire East 41.8 24 Average -0.03 27.2
Appleby Grammar School (Academy)

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Cumbria 41.6 26 Average -0.07 26.8
Outwood Academy Shafton (Academy)

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Barnsley 41.5 27 Average -0.14 27.5
Barnwell School (Maintained School)

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Hertfordshire 41.3 28 Average -0.17 27.1
Co-op Academy Manchester (Academy)

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Manchester 41.3 28 Average -0.14 27.3
Ash Hill Academy (Academy)

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Doncaster 41.2 30 Average -0.16 27.2
Stowupland High School (Academy)

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Suffolk 41.2 30 Average -0.17 27.3
Blackburn Central High School (Maintained School)

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Blackburn with Darwen 40.9 32 Average -0.08 27.2
Leeds West Academy (Academy)

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Leeds 40.5 33 Below average -0.22 27.1
The Holy Family Catholic School (Maintained School)

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Bradford 40.3 34 Average -0.17 27
Sirius Academy North (Academy)

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Kingston upon Hull City of 40 35 Average -0.13 27.1
Outwood Academy Ormesby (Academy)

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Middlesbrough 39.8 36 Below average -0.34 27.4
Kingsthorpe College (Academy)

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Northamptonshire 39.7 37 Below average -0.37 27.1
Wellfield High School (Maintained School)

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Lancashire 39.4 38 Below average -0.38 27
New College Leicester (Maintained School)

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Leicester 39.1 39 Below average -0.44 27.1
The Hastings Academy (Academy)

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East Sussex 39.1 39 Below average -0.33 27.1
The Bushey Academy (Academy)

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Hertfordshire 38.6 41 Below average -0.46 27.4
Rye College (Academy)

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East Sussex 38.5 42 Below average -0.46 27.1
St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)

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Birmingham 38.5 42 Below average -0.47 27.4
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College (Academy)

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Essex 38.3 44 Below average -0.44 27.3
Ormiston Endeavour Academy (Academy)

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Suffolk 38.1 45 Below average -0.46 27.4
Fernhill School (Maintained School)

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Hampshire 37.9 46 Below average -0.46 27.4
Gateacre School (Maintained School)

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Liverpool 37.9 46 Below average -0.49 27.4
Pedmore Technology College and Community School (Maintained School)

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Dudley 37.8 48 Below average -0.43 27.4
EBOR Academy Filey (Academy)

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North Yorkshire 37.4 49 Well below average -0.52 26.9
Sir Charles Kao Utc (Academy)

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Essex 36 50 -0.74 27.5
Haven High Academy (Academy)

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Lincolnshire 34.9 51 Well below average -0.69 27.3
Park Community School (Maintained School)

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Hampshire 34.9 51 Well below average -0.8 27
Atherton Community School (Academy)

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Wigan 34.5 53 Well below average -0.8 27.4
Harewood College (Academy)

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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 33.6 54 Well below average -0.95 27.1
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio (Academy)

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Blackburn with Darwen 28.3 55 -1.48 27.4

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Bishop Douglass School Finchley (Academy)

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Barnet 51.5 -- opens a popup Well above average 0.77 27.5
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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.

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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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