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Magna Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 54.1 1 Well above average 1.16 24% 4.3 27
Bedford Free School (Academy)
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Bedford 48.8 2 Well above average 0.8 84% 4.82 26.9
Harris Garrard Academy (Academy)
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Bexley 47.5 3 Well above average 0.54 20% 3.61 27.2
Challney High School for Girls (Academy)
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Luton 47.4 4 Well above average 0.61 40% 4.08 27.1
Ormiston Chadwick Academy (Academy)
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Halton 47.3 5 Well above average 0.57 10% 3.54 27.1
Bristnall Hall Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 46 6 Above average 0.43 55% 3.95 27
Ark Globe Academy (Academy)
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Southwark 45.8 7 Above average 0.41 69% 4.31 27.3
Atlantic Academy Portland (Academy)
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Dorset 45.3 8 Above average 0.39 13% 3.62 27.3
Outwood Academy Foxhills (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 45.3 8 Above average 0.32 13% 3.84 26.9
Nottingham Girls' Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 45.2 10 Above average 0.4 71% 3.99 26.7
Bedford Academy (Academy)
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Bedford 44.5 11 Above average 0.38 7% 3.07 26.9
Clacton County High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 44 12 Above average 0.28 13% 3.21 27.1
Ark Putney Academy (Academy)
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Wandsworth 43.6 13 Average 0.07 37% 3.92 27.5
Samuel King's School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 42.6 14 Average 0.29 5% 3.25 27.4
The Priory Ruskin Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 42.5 15 Average 0.15 10% 3.37 27.1
The Spires College (Maintained school)
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Torbay 42.5 15 Average 0.1 25% 3.53 27.2
Broadway Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 41.9 17 Average 0.06 48% 3.49 27.1
Springwest Academy (Academy)
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Hounslow 41.8 18 Average 0.01 62% 3.69 27
St Peter's School (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 41.6 19 Average -0.03 38% 3.68 26.8
Stockland Green School (Academy)
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Birmingham 41.5 20 Average 0.01 59% 3.87 27.1
The Bourne Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 41.3 21 Average 0 6% 3.13 27.2
Wyvern College (Academy)
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Wiltshire 41 22 Average 0.11 5% 3.42 27
Oasis Academy Brislington (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol, City of 40.9 23 Average -0.04 86% 3.78 26.9
Sheffield Park Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 40.8 24 Average -0.11 22% 2.96 26.8
Our Lady's Catholic College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 40.5 25 Average -0.09 7% 3.17 27.2
Upper Batley High School (Academy)
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Kirklees 40.5 25 Average -0.11 22% 3.32 26.8
Fullhurst Community College (Maintained school)
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Leicester 40.1 27 Average -0.15 10% 3.01 26.6
Witton Park Academy (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 39.8 28 Average -0.08 51% 3.61 26.8
The Whitstable School (Academy)
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Kent 39.7 29 Average -0.14 25% 3.32 27.5
Magnus Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 39.3 30 Average -0.2 13% 3.29 27.1
Ralph Thoresby School (Maintained school)
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Leeds 39.3 30 Below average -0.33 32% 3.34 26.9
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College (Academy)
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Kent 39 32 Below average -0.27 42% 3.16 27.5
King Edward VI Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 38.4 33 Below average -0.31 20% 3.14 27.3
Avon Valley College (Academy)
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Wiltshire 38 34 Average -0.29 8% 3.27 27.1
Seahaven Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 37.4 35 Average -0.27 9% 3.1 27.1
Park View School (Maintained school)
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Haringey 37.2 36 Below average -0.25 39% 3.3 27
The Telford Langley School (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 36.8 37 Below average -0.42 26% 2.98 27.2
Trafalgar School (Academy)
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Portsmouth 36.5 38 Below average -0.5 22% 3.11 27.2
Wigston Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 36.5 38 Below average -0.46 25% 3.12 26.9
Balaam Wood School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 36.4 40 Below average -0.49 5% 2.72 27.3
Ormiston Park Academy (Academy)
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Thurrock 36.4 40 Below average -0.39 23% 2.89 27.1
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Kent 36.3 42 Below average -0.5 66% 3.13 27.2
Staffordshire University Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Staffordshire 36.2 43 Below average -0.5 19% 2.71 27.1
The Thomas Cowley High School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 35.9 44 Well below average -0.56 5% 2.72 27.2
Chase High School (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 35.8 45 Well below average -0.66 3% 2.81 27.1
Norton Canes High School (Maintained school)
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Staffordshire 35.4 46 Well below average -0.57 6% 2.66 27.1
Stamford Welland Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 34.6 47 Well below average -0.7 23% 3.01 26.8
Outwood Academy Ormesby (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 34.4 48 Well below average -0.72 7% 2.69 27.1
Cleeve Park School (Academy)
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Bexley 33.3 49 Well below average -0.84 5% 2.67 27.5
Foxford School and Community Arts College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Coventry 33.3 49 Well below average -0.75 33% 2.92 26.9
The Bulwell Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 31.8 51 Well below average -0.94 0% 2.41 27.2
The Albion Academy (Academy)
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Salford 31.2 52 Well below average -1.01 23% 2.53 27
George Pindar School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 30.8 53 Well below average -1.03 13% 2.6 27
Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 29.9 54 -1.13 0% 1.92 27.1
Lincroft Academy (Academy)
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Bedford 27.8 55 Well below average -1.34 0% 2.5 27.2
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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