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Eden Boys' School Bolton
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 51 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.96 Entering EBacc 90% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 78% Attainment 8 score 60.2 EBacc average point score 5.48
Bolton Muslim Girls School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 118 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 1.39 Entering EBacc 87% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(114 of 118 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 68% Attainment 8 score 61.6 EBacc average point score 5.81
St James's Church of England High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 198 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.21 Entering EBacc 60% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(198 of 205 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 56% Attainment 8 score 53.2 EBacc average point score 4.86
Sharples School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 146 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.43 Entering EBacc 51% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(140 of 149 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 47% Attainment 8 score 49.2 EBacc average point score 4.39
Bolton UTC
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 54 Progress 8 score & description Progress score -0.46 Entering EBacc 41% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 17% Attainment 8 score 38.6 EBacc average point score 3.56
Essa Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 171 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.02 Entering EBacc 40% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(163 of 176 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 37% Attainment 8 score 39 EBacc average point score 3.45
Canon Slade CofE School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 267 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.17 Entering EBacc 39% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(257 of 265 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 60% Attainment 8 score 54.5 EBacc average point score 4.73
Turton School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 231 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.22 Entering EBacc 36% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(223 of 237 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 44% Attainment 8 score 46.8 EBacc average point score 4.1
Little Lever School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 177 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.44 Entering EBacc 35% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(161 of 174 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 29% Attainment 8 score 39.8 EBacc average point score 3.45
Thornleigh Salesian College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 220 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.24 Entering EBacc 32% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(219 of 228 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 45% Attainment 8 score 49.5 EBacc average point score 4.2
Harper Green School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 230 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.54 Entering EBacc 30% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(240 of 259 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 27% Attainment 8 score 37.6 EBacc average point score 3.2
Mount St Joseph
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 176 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.09 Entering EBacc 30% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(155 of 171 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 29% Attainment 8 score 42.2 EBacc average point score 3.54
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 165 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.42 Entering EBacc 25% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(164 of 169 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 44% Attainment 8 score 47.1 EBacc average point score 3.95
Smithills School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 176 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.3 Entering EBacc 22% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 89%
(203 of 228 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 27% Attainment 8 score 38 EBacc average point score 3.28
Kearsley Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 71 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.39 Entering EBacc 20% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(52 of 57 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 48% Attainment 8 score 41 EBacc average point score 3.33
Ladybridge High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 173 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.11 Entering EBacc 20% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 90%
(126 of 140 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39% Attainment 8 score 44.6 EBacc average point score 3.68
Rivington and Blackrod High School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 264 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.35 Entering EBacc 18% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(287 of 305 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 36% Attainment 8 score 43.2 EBacc average point score 3.55
Bolton St Catherine's Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 141 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.69 Entering EBacc 11% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 87%
(113 of 130 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 19% Attainment 8 score 36 EBacc average point score 2.77
Westhoughton High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 161 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.4 Entering EBacc 9% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(171 of 175 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Attainment 8 score 43.9 EBacc average point score 3.69
Al Jamiatul Islamiyah
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 23 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39% Attainment 8 score 30 EBacc average point score 2.21
Bolton Islamic Girls School
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 12 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42% Attainment 8 score 46.5 EBacc average point score 3.97
Bolton School Boys' Division
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 133 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 52.6 EBacc average point score 3.37
Bolton School Girls' Division
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 112 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 59.3 EBacc average point score 5.95
Lever Park School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 18 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.46 Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 3.8 EBacc average point score 0.15
Madrasatul Imam Muhammad Zakariya
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 19 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 68% Attainment 8 score 52 EBacc average point score 5.03
Rumworth School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 22 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.71 Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 100%
(23 of 23 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 1.5 EBacc average point score 0.05
Birtenshaw
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 8 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NE opens a popup Attainment 8 score NE opens a popup EBacc average point score NE opens a popup
Bolton St Catherine's Academy
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Canon Slade CofE School
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Firwood High School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 15 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NE opens a popup Attainment 8 score NE opens a popup EBacc average point score NE opens a popup
Firwood High School
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King's Leadership Academy Bolton
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Lord's Independent School
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 4 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs SUPP opens a popup Attainment 8 score SUPP opens a popup EBacc average point score SUPP opens a popup
Raise Education and Wellbeing School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 7 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NE opens a popup Attainment 8 score NE opens a popup EBacc average point score NE opens a popup
St James's Church of England High School
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Thomasson Memorial School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 4 Progress 8 score & description SUPP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
(SUPP opens a popup of 10 pupils)
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TLG Bolton
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 2 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs SUPP opens a popup Attainment 8 score SUPP opens a popup EBacc average point score SUPP opens a popup
Bolton 3251 Below average
-0.12
33.10% 94%
(3040 of 3245 pupils)
39.80% 44.6 3.84
England - state-funded schools 523636 -0.02 38.40% 94%
(508945 of 541120 pupils)
43.30% 46.5 4.04
England - all schools 583615 35.20% 40.20% 44.5 3.85
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Key stages

R = Reception

Phase Primary Secondary 16-18
Key stage KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 -
School years R-2 3-6 7-9 10-11 12-14
Typical ages 4-7 7-11 11-14 14-16 16-18

National curriculum - further information on key stages and assessments taken.

Type of school or college

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.

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.

Staying in education or entering employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication. For example, the 2018 table shows pupils who finished year 11 in 2016, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of pupils who achieved grade 5 or above in the 2017 reformed English and maths GCSEs opens in a new window . Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

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 .

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 .

Associated Schools

St James's Church of England High School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is St James's Church of England High School.

Canon Slade CofE School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Canon Slade CofE School.

Bolton St Catherine's Academy is a new academy which opened 01/05/2018.

Canon Slade CofE School is a new academy which opened 01/12/2017; please refer to Canon Slade CofE School for previous results.

Firwood High School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Firwood High School.

Firwood High School is a new school which opened on 01/10/2018

King's Leadership Academy Bolton is a new academy which opened 02/09/2019.

St James's Church of England High School is a new academy which opened 01/12/2017; please refer to St James's Church of England High School for previous results.

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