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Bolton Muslim Girls School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Bolton 61.6 1 Well above average 1.39 29.7
The Archer Academy (Academy)
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Barnet 58 2 Well above average 0.6 29.3
The Piggott School (Academy)
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Wokingham 57.9 3 Well above average 0.73 29.6
Parliament Hill School (Maintained School)
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Camden 57.1 4 Well above average 0.65 29.5
All Hallows Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 57 5 Well above average 0.65 29.4
Fairfield High School (Academy)
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Herefordshire 56.7 6 Well above average 0.69 29.6
St Mary's Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 56.5 7 Well above average 0.61 29.3
St Augustine's Catholic College (Academy)
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Wiltshire 56.4 8 Well above average 0.61 29.6
Harrogate Grammar School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 55.9 9 Above average 0.49 29.4
St Richard's Catholic College (Maintained School)
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East Sussex 55.5 10 Well above average 0.56 29.5
Sacred Heart Catholic High School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 54.5 11 Above average 0.41 29.4
St Crispin's School (Maintained School)
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Wokingham 54.2 12 Above average 0.4 29.3
Ark Bolingbroke Academy (Academy)
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Wandsworth 54.1 13 Above average 0.43 29.6
Saint Cecilia's Church of England School (Academy)
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Wandsworth 54 14 Above average 0.38 29.6
Whitley Bay High School (Maintained School)
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North Tyneside 53.9 15 0.37 29.5
William Farr CofE Comprehensive School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 53.9 15 Above average 0.35 29.6
Cardinal Hume Catholic School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Gateshead 53.8 17 Above average 0.34 29.5
Bramhall High School (Maintained School)
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Stockport 53.7 18 Above average 0.35 29.3
Beal High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Redbridge 53.6 19 Above average 0.38 29.4
Burford School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 53.6 19 Above average 0.21 29.5
Queen Elizabeth School (Academy)
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Cumbria 53.3 21 Above average 0.28 29.5
The Academy at Shotton Hall (Academy)
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Durham 52.8 22 Above average 0.22 29.5
Helsby High School (Maintained School)
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Cheshire West and Chester 52.7 23 Above average 0.24 29.6
Simon Balle All-Through School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 52.7 23 Above average 0.21 29.4
Hope Valley College (Academy)
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Derbyshire 52.6 25 Average 0.22 29.3
The Castle School (Academy)
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Somerset 52.6 25 Above average 0.24 29.4
St Mary's RC High School (Maintained School)
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Herefordshire 52.5 27 Average 0.2 29.5
Oakgrove School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Milton Keynes 51.7 28 Average 0.13 29.6
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (Academy)
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Wiltshire 51.6 29 Average 0.14 29.4
Sexey's School (Academy)
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Somerset 51.5 30 Average 0.28 29.7
Lytham St Annes High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 51.4 31 Average 0.13 29.4
The Knights Templar School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 51.4 31 Average 0.08 29.5
The Chase (Academy)
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Worcestershire 51.1 33 Average 0.12 29.3
Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 50.9 34 Average 0.06 29.4
Twynham School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 50.6 35 Average 0.04 29.5
The Marlborough Church of England School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 50.5 36 Average 0.07 29.3
The Royal School, Wolverhampton (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 50.5 36 Average -0.02 29.5
Churchill Academy & Sixth Form (Academy)
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North Somerset 50.4 38 Average 0.01 29.5
John Leggott Sixth Form College (College)
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North Lincolnshire 50.3 39 -0.02 29.5
Outwood Grange Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 49.5 40 Average -0.1 29.4
Ormskirk School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 49.3 41 Average -0.12 29.4
Blessed William Howard Catholic School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 48.5 42 Below average -0.22 29.4
Overton Grange School (Academy)
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Sutton 48.4 43 Average -0.12 29.6
Up Holland High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 48.4 43 Average -0.19 29.6
Wreake Valley Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 48 45 Average -0.2 29.5
Saddleworth School (Maintained School)
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Oldham 47.6 46 Below average -0.24 29.7
Thorp Academy (Academy)
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Gateshead 47.3 47 Below average -0.32 29.5
Light Hall School (Academy)
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Solihull 47 48 Below average -0.35 29.4
Dallam School (Academy)
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Cumbria 46.9 49 Well below average -0.51 29.5
Nailsea School (Academy)
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North Somerset 46.7 50 Below average -0.45 29.4
Shevington High School (Maintained School)
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Wigan 46.7 50 Below average -0.34 29.3
West Hill School (Academy)
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Tameside 46.4 52 Below average -0.38 29.4
University Technical College Norfolk (Academy)
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Norfolk 45.6 53 -0.43 29.6
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Derbyshire 43.5 54 Well below average -0.68 29.5
CTC Kingshurst Academy (Academy)
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Solihull 42.1 55 Well below average -0.8 29.5
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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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