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Upton Hall School FCJ

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 140 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.91 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Upton Hall School FCJ ) Attainment 8 score 65 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 82% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 66% Entering EBacc 96% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 100%
(140 of 140 pupils)
St John Plessington Catholic College

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 214 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.71 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St John Plessington Catholic College ) Attainment 8 score 50.5 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 27% Entering EBacc 74% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 93%
(206 of 222 pupils)
West Kirby Grammar School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 176 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for West Kirby Grammar School ) Attainment 8 score 68.1 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 94% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 66% Entering EBacc 74% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 99%
(156 of 157 pupils)
Wirral Grammar School for Girls

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 171 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Wirral Grammar School for Girls ) Attainment 8 score 68.5 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 88% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 75% Entering EBacc 87% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 99%
(165 of 166 pupils)
Birkenhead High School Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 104 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.44 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Birkenhead High School Academy ) Attainment 8 score 49.3 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 13% Entering EBacc 29% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 99%
(96 of 97 pupils)
Weatherhead High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 199 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.23 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Weatherhead High School ) Attainment 8 score 46 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 18% Entering EBacc 35% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(193 of 202 pupils)
Pensby High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 152 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.14 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Pensby High School ) Attainment 8 score 45.1 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 7% Entering EBacc 18% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(105 of 107 pupils)
Woodchurch High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 274 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Woodchurch High School ) Attainment 8 score 43.9 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 18% Entering EBacc 63% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(250 of 271 pupils)
South Wirral High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 154 Progress 8 score & description Average 0 Open help text for Progress 8 score for South Wirral High School ) Attainment 8 score 43.5 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 31% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 8% Entering EBacc 21% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 89%
(168 of 188 pupils)
Prenton High School for Girls

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 121 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.03 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Prenton High School for Girls ) Attainment 8 score 43 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 21% Entering EBacc 36% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(132 of 144 pupils)
Calday Grange Grammar School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 203 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.08 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Calday Grange Grammar School ) Attainment 8 score 63.2 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 88% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 76% Entering EBacc 95% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(179 of 184 pupils)
St Anselm's College

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 144 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Anselm's College ) Attainment 8 score 56.3 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 72% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 57% Entering EBacc 90% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(130 of 133 pupils)
The Oldershaw Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 91 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.1 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Oldershaw Academy ) Attainment 8 score 41.2 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 30% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 4% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 90%
(93 of 103 pupils)
Wirral Grammar School for Boys

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 158 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.12 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Wirral Grammar School for Boys ) Attainment 8 score 62 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 84% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 66% Entering EBacc 88% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 99%
(154 of 155 pupils)
Ridgeway High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 109 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.17 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ridgeway High School ) Attainment 8 score 40.7 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 25% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 9% Entering EBacc 24% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 89%
(108 of 121 pupils)
Bebington High Sports College

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 139 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bebington High Sports College ) Attainment 8 score 39.6 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 22% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 11% Entering EBacc 45% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(124 of 135 pupils)
St Mary's Catholic College

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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 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Mary's Catholic College ) Attainment 8 score 40 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 18% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 7% Entering EBacc 17% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(249 of 261 pupils)
Hilbre High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 168 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.3 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hilbre High School ) Attainment 8 score 40 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 26% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 4% Entering EBacc 16% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(152 of 166 pupils)
Birkenhead Park School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 102 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.52 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Birkenhead Park School ) Attainment 8 score 38.2 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 21% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 10% Entering EBacc 19% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 88%
(143 of 163 pupils)
The Mosslands 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 -0.57 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Mosslands School ) Attainment 8 score 38.2 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 17% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 2% Entering EBacc 3% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(120 of 122 pupils)
The Kingsway Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 90 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.74 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Kingsway Academy ) Attainment 8 score 35.1 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 17% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 4% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) -- opens a popup
Clare Mount Specialist Sports College

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 37 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.91 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Clare Mount Specialist Sports College ) Attainment 8 score 10.9 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(25 of 26 pupils)
The Observatory School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 13 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.86 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Observatory School ) Attainment 8 score 7.5 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 71%
(10 of 14 pupils)
West Kirby Residential School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 12 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.21 Open help text for Progress 8 score for West Kirby Residential School ) Attainment 8 score 12.1 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 8% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 100%
(13 of 13 pupils)
Kilgarth School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 15 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.39 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kilgarth School ) Attainment 8 score 6.1 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Birkenhead School

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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 55 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Attainment 8 score 53.9 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) -- opens a popup
Foxfield School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 19 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Attainment 8 score NE opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NE opens a popup Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Kingsmead 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 Attainment 8 score 40.6 Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) -- opens a popup
Meadowside 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 Attainment 8 score SUPP opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs SUPP opens a popup Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above SUPP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 100%
(11 of 11 pupils)
St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy

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Wirral Hospitals' School

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Wirral 3349 Average
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48.2 44.00% 28.20% 47.70% 94%
(3330 of 3525 pupils)
England - state-funded schools 527744 -0.03 46.3 42.70% 21.30% 38.20% 94%
(519985 of 553910 pupils)
England - all schools 587497 44.6 39.60% 19.70% 35.00%
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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

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 and colleges, including university technical colleges, studio schools and further education colleges which cover key stage 4, start educating pupils from the beginning of key stage 4, partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8. This should be taken into account when comparing their results with those for schools which start educating their pupils from the beginning of key stage 3.

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.

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.

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.

Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above

This is the percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and at a grade C or above in the following subject areas: sciences, a language, and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. The grading of English and maths GCSEs changed in the 2017 GCSEs reforms. 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.

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. Our position is that it is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of provision and that each school should decide on a case-by-case basis whether its 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 2015, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

Associated Schools

St Mary's Catholic College closed and has now become an academy. The new school is St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy.

St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy is a new academy which opened 01/11/2016; please refer to St Mary's Catholic College for previous results.

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