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Abraham Moss Community School (Maintained school)
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Manchester 41.7 23 Average -0.08 17% 3.5 27.1
All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 42.9 11 Average 0.02 37% 3.64 27.8
Archbishop Sentamu Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull, City of 39.6 31 Below average -0.27 35% 3.37 27.7
Ark Kings Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 42.8 12 Average -0.08 60% 3.85 27.5
Aston Manor Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 46.6 4 Above average 0.44 20% 3.73 27.6
Beckfoot Oakbank (Academy)
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Bradford 38.1 41 Below average -0.45 27% 3.24 27.4
Beckfoot Thornton (Academy)
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Bradford 39.3 33 Below average -0.31 40% 3.45 27.2
Birkenhead Park School (Academy)
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Wirral 38.1 41 Below average -0.4 34% 3.21 27.7
Bishop Perowne CofE College (Academy)
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Worcestershire 44.8 7 Average 0.17 40% 3.9 27.6
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 42.3 16 Average 0.08 47% 3.75 27.7
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Coventry 38.9 34 Below average -0.25 20% 3.26 27.7
Castle View Academy (Academy)
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Portsmouth 35.5 49 Well below average -0.7 5% 2.87 27.7
Colchester Academy (Academy)
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Essex 40.2 30 Below average -0.28 12% 3.28 27.6
Colmers School and Sixth Form College (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 38.4 38 Below average -0.46 20% 3.39 27.5
Co-op Academy Priesthorpe (Academy)
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Leeds 41.9 20 Average -0.07 21% 3.42 27.4
Corby Business Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 37.7 43 Below average -0.5 18% 3.11 27.1
EBOR Academy Filey (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 34.2 52 Well below average -0.86 25% 2.85 27.5
Eskdale School (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 41 25 Average -0.17 25% 3.54 27.5
Essa Academy (Academy)
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Bolton 44.4 9 Above average 0.27 35% 3.72 27.1
Five Acres High School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 49.4 2 Well above average 0.66 32% 4.16 27.5
Graham School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 35.5 49 Well below average -0.69 23% 3.07 27.3
Harper Green School (Academy)
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Bolton 38.4 38 Below average -0.42 15% 3.16 27.4
Harris Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Warwickshire 38.8 35 Below average -0.44 10% 3.09 27.8
Harrop Fold School (Maintained school)
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Salford 28.8 54 Well below average -1.38 19% 2.33 27.5
Hugh Christie School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 35.8 47 Well below average -0.66 18% 2.93 27.8
Jack Hunt School (Academy)
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Peterborough 42.3 16 Average -0.02 33% 3.69 27.6
Kettering Buccleuch Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Northamptonshire 48.4 3 Well above average 0.6 41% 4.24 27.3
Kingstone High School (Academy)
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Herefordshire, County of 42 19 Average -0.07 59% 3.92 27.5
Landau Forte Academy, Amington (Academy)
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Staffordshire 38.6 36 Below average -0.4 18% 2.92 27.5
Lipson Co-operative Academy (Academy)
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Plymouth 40.4 29 Average -0.15 56% 3.49 27.7
Manshead CofE Academy (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 40.7 27 Below average -0.19 62% 3.64 27.5
Melksham Oak Community School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 40.8 26 Average -0.17 6% 3.3 27.3
Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College (Academy)
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Wakefield 41.9 20 Average -0.07 39% 3.48 27.6
Newall Green High School (Academy)
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Manchester 32.5 53 Well below average -1.06 41% 2.79 27.9
Ormiston Bushfield Academy (Academy)
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Peterborough 44.7 8 Average 0.18 15% 3.52 27.5
Ormiston Denes Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 42.1 18 Average -0.05 4% 3 27.3
Ormiston Venture Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 49.8 1 Well above average 0.72 16% 3.7 27.4
Outwood Academy Hemsworth (Academy)
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Wakefield 38.2 40 Below average -0.45 17% 3.25 27.3
Queen Elizabeth Studio School (Academy)
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Cumbria 39.6 31 -0.31 7% 3.19 27.8
Raynes Park High School (Maintained school)
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Merton 44 10 Average 0.02 21% 3.69 27.5
Ridgeway High School (Maintained school)
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Wirral 41.7 23 Average -0.08 33% 3.07 27.7
St George's Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 42.4 15 Average -0.03 14% 3.4 27.4
St Helens College (College)
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St. Helens 26.9 55 -1.55 0% 2.08 27.5
St Michael's Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Buckinghamshire 45.2 5 Above average 0.26 13% 3.86 27.8
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Suffolk 35.5 49 Well below average -0.53 30% 2.91 27.3
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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Essex 36 46 Well below average -0.62 3% 2.85 27.5
The Gainsborough Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 35.8 47 Well below average -0.65 3% 2.66 27.3
The Holy Family Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Bradford 36.3 45 Well below average -0.52 80% 3.41 27.3
The Queen Elizabeth Academy (Academy)
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Warwickshire 45.1 6 Average 0.24 7% 3.59 27.8
The Westleigh School (Academy)
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Wigan 38.6 36 Below average -0.41 10% 3.11 27.6
Thomas Knyvett College (Academy)
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Surrey 42.5 14 Average -0.02 24% 3.63 27.5
Tiverton High School (Maintained school)
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Devon 42.8 12 Average 0.04 16% 3.57 27.3
University Academy Warrington (Academy)
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Warrington 40.7 27 Average -0.15 11% 3.42 27.5
Welling School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bexley 37.2 44 Well below average -0.56 8% 2.98 27.7
Whitefield School (Academy)
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Barnet 41.9 20 Average 0.12 22% 3.43 27.3

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Type of school or college

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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