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Ferndown Upper School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 167 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.62 Entering EBacc 22.2% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(159 of 164 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38.9% Attainment 8 score 47.1 EBacc average point score 3.89
Atlantic Academy Portland
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 68 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.4 Entering EBacc 13.2% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33.8% Attainment 8 score 45.2 EBacc average point score 3.6
The Thomas Hardye School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 450 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.37 Entering EBacc 65.3% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 96%
(412 of 428 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 54.0% Attainment 8 score 52 EBacc average point score 4.66
The Blandford School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 153 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.27 Entering EBacc 26.8% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 96%
(130 of 135 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 44.4% Attainment 8 score 48.2 EBacc average point score 4.22
Lytchett Minster School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 225 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.21 Entering EBacc 12.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 96%
(220 of 229 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 44.0% Attainment 8 score 46.4 EBacc average point score 3.81
The Woodroffe School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 164 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.19 Entering EBacc 81.7% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 94%
(147 of 157 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 64.0% Attainment 8 score 54.7 EBacc average point score 5.21
Dorset Studio School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 42 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.19 Entering EBacc 0.0% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 86%
(30 of 35 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 9.5% Attainment 8 score 36.6 EBacc average point score 2.5
The Purbeck School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 148 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.18 Entering EBacc 17.6% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 94%
(137 of 145 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 37.2% Attainment 8 score 45.6 EBacc average point score 3.96
Queen Elizabeth's School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 405 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.07 Entering EBacc 22.7% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(364 of 385 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 40.7% Attainment 8 score 47.2 EBacc average point score 4.01
The Sir John Colfox Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 126 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.06 Entering EBacc 71.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 96%
(122 of 127 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42.1% Attainment 8 score 46.8 EBacc average point score 4.3
The Gryphon School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 233 Progress 8 score & description Average 0 Entering EBacc 48.5% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(225 of 233 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42.5% Attainment 8 score 50.5 EBacc average point score 4.51
The Swanage School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 52 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.02 Entering EBacc 40.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 92%
(44 of 48 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38.5% Attainment 8 score 42.4 EBacc average point score 3.66
Sturminster Newton High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 98 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.15 Entering EBacc 76.5% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(94 of 97 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38.8% Attainment 8 score 44.5 EBacc average point score 4.18
Gillingham School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 270 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.19 Entering EBacc 65.6% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(254 of 263 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42.2% Attainment 8 score 44.9 EBacc average point score 4.13
All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 175 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.21 Entering EBacc 28.6% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(142 of 147 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34.3% Attainment 8 score 44.1 EBacc average point score 3.87
Shaftesbury School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 164 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.23 Entering EBacc 62.8% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 94%
(113 of 120 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 28.0% Attainment 8 score 43.7 EBacc average point score 4.02
Budmouth College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 253 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.28 Entering EBacc 63.6% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 94%
(240 of 256 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 35.6% Attainment 8 score 46.1 EBacc average point score 4.16
Beaminster School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 114 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.4 Entering EBacc 39.5% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(91 of 96 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39.5% Attainment 8 score 43.5 EBacc average point score 3.93
Wey Valley Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 139 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.82 Entering EBacc 43.2% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 93%
(146 of 157 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 20.9% Attainment 8 score 35.4 EBacc average point score 3.1
Yarrells Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sunninghill Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
All Saints' Church of England Academy
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Osmund's Church of England Middle School
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Mary's School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Ferndown Middle School
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Maintained School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Port Regis Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Arbour House
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Michael's Church of England Middle School, Colehill
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Cranborne Middle School
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Maintained School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Beaucroft Foundation School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 12 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 100%
(15 of 15 pupils)
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Ringwood Waldorf School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
The Forum School
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Castle Court Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Mountjoy School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 3 Progress 8 score & description SUPP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Sherborne Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Milton Abbey School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sherborne School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Emmanuel Middle Church of England Middle School
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Priory Blandford Camhs
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sherborne School for Girls
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Leweston School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Westfield Arts College
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 26 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 100%
(27 of 27 pupils)
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
Allenbourn Middle School
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sherborne International
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Harrow House International College
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Dorchester Middle School
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Aurora Boveridge College - The Beeches School
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Budmouth Academy Weymouth
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bryanston School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Dumpton School
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England - state-funded schools 542831 -0.03 40.0% 94%
(495433 of 528139 pupils)
43.0% 46.5 4.06
England - all schools 605874 36.5% 39.8% 44.5 3.86
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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 .

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.

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 in 2017, 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

All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth closed and has now become an academy. The new school is All Saints' Church of England Academy.

Budmouth College closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Budmouth Academy Weymouth.

All Saints' Church of England Academy is a new academy which opened 01/06/2019; please refer to All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth for previous results.

Emmanuel Middle Church of England Middle School is a new academy which opened 01/01/2018; please refer to Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School for previous results.

Priory Blandford Camhs is a new school which opened on 08/08/2018

Aurora Boveridge College - The Beeches School is a new school which opened on 20/05/2019

Budmouth Academy Weymouth is a new academy which opened 01/09/2019; please refer to Budmouth College for previous results.

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