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Whitmore High School (Maintained school)
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Harrow 57.4 1 Well above average 0.99 89% 5.34 28.8
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Blackburn with Darwen 55.7 2 Well above average 0.77 97% 5.05 28.9
Beauchamp College (Academy)
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Leicestershire 54.4 3 Well above average 0.67 79% 5.03 29
Oaklands School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 54.3 4 Well above average 0.66 21% 4.49 29
Sarah Bonnell School (Academy)
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Newham 53.6 5 Well above average 0.63 57% 4.79 28.7
Corby Technical School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 52.5 7 Well above average 0.54 51% 4.48 29
Roundhay School (Maintained school) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Leeds 52.8 6 Well above average 0.51 45% 4.67 28.7
The Corbet School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Shropshire 52.3 8 Above average 0.47 56% 4.72 28.9
North Leamington School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 51.7 9 Above average 0.46 36% 4.41 28.8
The Gilberd School (Academy)
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Essex 50.7 10 Above average 0.31 68% 4.7 29
De Lacy Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Wakefield 50.5 11 Above average 0.28 21% 4.07 29.1
Upper Shirley High School (Academy)
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Southampton 49.7 12 Above average 0.22 70% 4.5 29
Haslingden High School and Sixth Form (Maintained school) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Lancashire 49.6 13 Above average 0.19 10% 3.99 29.1
Kingdown School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 49.1 14 Average 0.14 21% 4.21 28.9
Arnold Hill Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 49 15 Average 0.14 22% 4.26 29
Chelmer Valley High School (Academy)
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Essex 48.5 16 Average 0.08 36% 4.22 29
Rodillian Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Leeds 48 19 Average 0.05 6% 4 28.9
St Katherine's School (Academy)
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North Somerset 47.3 24 Average 0.03 18% 3.75 28.8
Queen Elizabeth High School (Academy)
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Herefordshire, County of 48.3 17 Average 0.01 57% 4.12 28.7
English Martyrs' Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Leicester 47.6 21 Average 0.01 36% 4.07 28.9
Reigate School (Academy)
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Surrey 47.6 21 Average 0.01 79% 4.33 28.9
Great Marlow School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 47.7 20 Average -0.02 17% 3.96 29.1
Sir John Nelthorpe School (Maintained school)
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North Lincolnshire 47.5 23 Average -0.02 52% 4.39 29
Aldridge School - A Science College (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Walsall 47.3 24 Average -0.03 48% 4.27 29
The Trafalgar School at Downton (Academy)
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Wiltshire 48.1 18 Average -0.08 22% 4.09 29.2
Stockport School (Maintained school) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Stockport 46.8 27 Average -0.08 87% 4.34 28.9
The King Alfred School (Maintained school)
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Somerset 46.9 26 Average -0.09 23% 3.99 28.9
The Angmering School (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 46.5 28 Average -0.1 32% 3.83 28.8
Stopsley High School (Maintained school)
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Luton 45.9 29 Average -0.13 17% 3.88 28.9
Tenbury High Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Worcestershire 45.6 31 Average -0.16 43% 4.12 28.8
The Lakes School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 44.6 37 Average -0.17 17% 3.67 28.6
Ron Dearing UTC (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull, City of 45.6 31 -0.22 0% 3.27 28.9
The Streetly Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 45.7 30 Below average -0.19 32% 3.87 29
St Mary's Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Blackpool 45 34 Below average -0.25 13% 3.6 29.1
Millfield Science & Performing Arts College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 45 34 Below average -0.26 24% 3.79 29
Launceston College (Academy)
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Cornwall 44.6 37 Below average -0.27 73% 4.09 28.8
Friesland School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 45.1 33 Below average -0.28 57% 4.06 28.9
Taverham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 44.7 36 Below average -0.28 17% 3.71 28.9
Tavistock College (Academy)
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Devon 44.6 37 Below average -0.28 23% 3.76 29
Joseph Swan Academy (Academy)
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Gateshead 43.8 40 Below average -0.32 1% 3.2 29
Trinity Church of England School, Lewisham (Maintained school)
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Lewisham 43.7 42 Below average -0.37 50% 3.9 29
Axe Valley Academy (Academy)
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Devon 43.8 40 Below average -0.38 23% 3.85 29
Holbrook Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 43.6 43 Below average -0.44 16% 3.61 28.9
Brinsworth Academy (Academy)
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Rotherham 42.9 44 Below average -0.44 49% 3.82 28.9
Prendergast Vale School (Maintained school)
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Lewisham 42.8 45 Below average -0.45 76% 4.06 29
Hampton College (Academy)
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Peterborough 42.6 46 Below average -0.49 30% 3.65 29.1
Hindley High School (Maintained school)
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Wigan 42.1 47 Well below average -0.52 43% 3.67 28.9
Cove School (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 41.1 48 Well below average -0.6 33% 3.53 29
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cheshire West and Chester 41.1 48 Well below average -0.67 28% 3.35 29.2
Trinity Catholic College (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 40.3 51 Well below average -0.68 21% 3.27 29
UTC Portsmouth (Academy)
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Portsmouth 40.7 50 -0.7 0% 3.16 29
Utc Sheffield City Centre (Academy)
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Sheffield 40.3 51 -0.71 0% 2.99 29.1
Hillside High School (Academy)
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Sefton 40.3 51 Well below average -0.72 38% 3.43 28.8
Bolton UTC (Academy)
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Bolton 37 55 -0.8 38% 3.31 29
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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