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Preston Muslim Girls High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 64 1 Well above average 1.29 29.6
Yavneh College (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 63.2 2 Well above average 1.27 29.7
St Mark's Catholic School (Academy)
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Hounslow 62.1 3 Well above average 1.15 29.9
St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking (Academy)
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Surrey 60.7 4 Well above average 0.97 29.5
Ursuline High School Wimbledon (Maintained School)
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Merton 59 5 Well above average 0.8 29.6
Debenham High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 58.4 6 Well above average 0.73 29.7
St Bede's Inter-Church School (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 58.1 7 Well above average 0.7 29.4
Waddesdon Church of England School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 57.8 8 Well above average 0.72 29.7
St Bede's School (Maintained School)
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Surrey 57.6 9 Well above average 0.68 29.6
Maiden Erlegh School (Academy)
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Wokingham 57.4 10 Well above average 0.64 29.5
Sawston Village College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 57.4 10 Well above average 0.59 29.5
Queen Elizabeth High School (Academy)
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Northumberland 57 12 0.63 29.6
Guru Nanak Sikh Academy (Academy)
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Hillingdon 56.7 13 Well above average 0.6 29.6
St Saviour's and St Olave's Church of England School (Maintained School)
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Southwark 56.7 13 Well above average 0.56 29.8
Painsley Catholic College (Academy)
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Staffordshire 56.1 15 Well above average 0.52 29.8
Woking High School (Academy)
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Surrey 55.8 16 Above average 0.48 29.4
Lavington School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 55.5 17 Above average 0.4 29.7
Formby High School (Academy)
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Sefton 55.2 18 Above average 0.45 29.7
George Abbot School (Academy)
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Surrey 55.1 19 Above average 0.43 29.5
Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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Cheshire East 54.5 20 Above average 0.37 29.7
The Downs School (Maintained School)
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West Berkshire 54.5 20 Above average 0.35 29.7
Brine Leas School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 54.4 22 Above average 0.35 29.6
Beverley Grammar School (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 53.9 23 Above average 0.32 29.5
Manor Church of England Academy (Academy)
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York 53.9 23 Above average 0.28 29.4
Sponne School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 53.8 25 Above average 0.29 29.5
Hartismere School (Academy)
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Suffolk 53.7 26 Above average 0.27 29.7
Plantsbrook School (Academy)
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Birmingham 53.4 27 Above average 0.24 29.6
Leventhorpe (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 53.2 28 Above average 0.24 29.7
St James's Church of England High School (Maintained School)
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Bolton 53.2 28 Above average 0.21 29.7
Wimbledon College (Maintained School)
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Merton 53.2 28 Above average 0.2 29.6
S.Peter's Collegiate Church of England School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 53.1 31 Average 0.2 29.8
Uckfield College (Maintained School)
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East Sussex 52.8 32 Above average 0.2 29.6
Conyers School (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 52.6 33 Above average 0.2 29.6
Myton School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 52.6 33 Above average 0.18 29.5
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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Surrey 52.1 35 Average 0.15 29.6
Chancellor's School (Maintained School)
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Hertfordshire 52 36 Average 0.13 29.7
St Peter's Church of England Aided School (Maintained School)
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Devon 51.8 37 Average 0.11 29.7
Bushey Meads School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hertfordshire 51.6 38 Average 0.04 29.5
Swanmore College (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 51.6 38 Average 0.03 29.6
Cotham School (Academy)
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Bristol City of 51.2 40 Average 0.03 29.6
St Aidan's Catholic Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sunderland 51.1 41 Average 0.09 29.7
Rainhill High School (Academy)
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St. Helens 50.9 42 Average 0.01 29.6
The John Fisher School (Maintained School)
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Sutton 50.2 43 Average -0.03 29.6
Gosford Hill School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 49.6 44 Average -0.1 29.6
Marple Hall School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Stockport 49.3 45 Below average -0.16 29.7
The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 49.3 45 Below average -0.15 29.5
Kesgrave High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 48.6 47 Below average -0.28 29.6
Honiton Community College (Academy)
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Devon 48.2 48 Average -0.24 29.4
Huish Episcopi Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 48 49 Below average -0.32 29.7
Lowton Church of England High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wigan 48 49 Below average -0.32 29.9
Church Stretton School (Academy)
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Shropshire 47.7 51 Below average -0.3 29.6
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Gateshead 46.8 52 Below average -0.41 29.6
Fareham Academy (Academy)
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Hampshire 45.3 53 Below average -0.5 29.7
UTC Oxfordshire (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 44.9 54 -0.58 29.4
Europa School UK (Academy)
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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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