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Rainhill High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 242 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rainhill High School ) Entering EBacc 40% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(235 of 243 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 50% Attainment 8 score 50.8 EBacc average point score 4.43
Rainford High Technology College

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 239 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rainford High Technology College ) Entering EBacc 15% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(233 of 241 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 67% Attainment 8 score 55.3 EBacc average point score 4.57
Hope Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 193 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.13 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hope Academy ) Entering EBacc 45% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(210 of 219 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Attainment 8 score 42.5 EBacc average point score 3.66
The Sutton Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 201 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.24 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Sutton Academy ) Entering EBacc 37% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 89%
(173 of 195 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Attainment 8 score 43.9 EBacc average point score 3.56
Cowley International College

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 207 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.29 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Cowley International College ) Entering EBacc 47% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(180 of 198 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 36% Attainment 8 score 46.7 EBacc average point score 3.80
Haydock High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 116 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.33 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Haydock High School ) Entering EBacc 13% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(84 of 91 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 27% Attainment 8 score 42.7 EBacc average point score 3.36
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 113 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.59 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School ) Entering EBacc 28% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(103 of 112 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 28% Attainment 8 score 42.1 EBacc average point score 3.36
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 121 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.65 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Cuthbert's Catholic High School ) Entering EBacc 40% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(145 of 156 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 32% Attainment 8 score 39.9 EBacc average point score 3.60
De La Salle School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 229 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.93 Open help text for Progress 8 score for De La Salle School ) Entering EBacc 75% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(223 of 229 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Attainment 8 score 40.5 EBacc average point score 3.62
Lansbury Bridge School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 19 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.80 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Lansbury Bridge School ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 100%
(17 of 17 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 0.5 EBacc average point score 0.04
Tower College

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Helens College

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Type of school College Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 NA opens a popup Progress 8 score & description NA opens a popup Entering EBacc NA opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 90%
(37 of 41 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NA opens a popup Attainment 8 score NA opens a popup EBacc average point score NA opens a popup
Wargrave House School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 NA opens a popup Progress 8 score & description NA opens a popup Entering EBacc NA 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 NA opens a popup Attainment 8 score NA opens a popup EBacc average point score NA opens a popup
Rainford High Technology College

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Maintained School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Nugent House School

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Crossley Manor

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Rainhill High School

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Penkford School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 5 Progress 8 score & description SUPP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 85%
(11 of 13 pupils)
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
Mill Green School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 10 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(12 of 13 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
St. Helens 1743 Below average
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37.6% 94%
(1665 of 1770 pupils)
38.3% 44.2 3.72
England - state-funded schools 523757 -0.02 38.4% 94%
(507855 of 541120 pupils)
43.0% 46.4 4.03
England - all schools 585377 35.1% 39.9% 44.3 3.83
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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.

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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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

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 - 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 (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 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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

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 APSOpens in a new window

Associated Schools

Rainhill High School is a new academy which opened 01/03/2017; please refer to Rainhill High School for previous results.

Rainford High Technology College is a new academy which opened 01/09/2017; please refer to Rainford High Technology College for previous results.

Rainford High Technology College closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Rainford High Technology College.

Crossley Manor is a new school which opened on 31/08/2017

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

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