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Upton Hall School FCJ

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 132 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.88 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Upton Hall School FCJ ) Entering EBacc 96% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(135 of 139 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 86% Attainment 8 score 67.2 EBacc average point score 6.54
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 Well above average 0.78 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Wirral Grammar School for Girls ) Entering EBacc 84% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 99%
(164 of 165 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 90% Attainment 8 score 69.4 EBacc average point score 6.57
West Kirby Grammar School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 180 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.72 Open help text for Progress 8 score for West Kirby Grammar School ) Entering EBacc 87% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(184 of 189 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 93% Attainment 8 score 69.9 EBacc average point score 6.66
Calday Grange Grammar School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 169 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.59 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Calday Grange Grammar School ) Entering EBacc 90% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 99%
(163 of 165 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 91% Attainment 8 score 68.4 EBacc average point score 6.65
St John Plessington Catholic College

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 231 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.39 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St John Plessington Catholic College ) Entering EBacc 69% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(208 of 224 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Attainment 8 score 47.9 EBacc average point score 3.99
Prenton High School for Girls

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 139 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.28 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Prenton High School for Girls ) Entering EBacc 42% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(144 of 152 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Attainment 8 score 47.0 EBacc average point score 3.98
St Anselm's College

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 115 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.26 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Anselm's College ) Entering EBacc 86% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(116 of 118 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 78% Attainment 8 score 60.6 EBacc average point score 5.94
Birkenhead High School Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 108 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.24 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Birkenhead High School Academy ) Entering EBacc 46% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(105 of 108 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 43% Attainment 8 score 50.3 EBacc average point score 4.25
Pensby High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 125 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Pensby High School ) Entering EBacc 10% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(131 of 143 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38% Attainment 8 score 45.6 EBacc average point score 3.76
Weatherhead High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 211 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.16 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Weatherhead High School ) Entering EBacc 35% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(239 of 250 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 43% Attainment 8 score 48.3 EBacc average point score 4.16
Wirral Grammar School for Boys

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 155 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.14 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Wirral Grammar School for Boys ) Entering EBacc 84% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 100%
(158 of 158 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 83% Attainment 8 score 64.4 EBacc average point score 6.09
Woodchurch High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 270 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.03 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Woodchurch High School ) Entering EBacc 45% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(249 of 267 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38% Attainment 8 score 43.0 EBacc average point score 3.58
South Wirral High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 147 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for South Wirral High School ) Entering EBacc 36% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(130 of 137 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 27% Attainment 8 score 44.0 EBacc average point score 3.54
Ridgeway 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 Average -0.22 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ridgeway High School ) Entering EBacc 32% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(96 of 106 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 19% Attainment 8 score 40.3 EBacc average point score 2.85
The Kingsway Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 59 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.27 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Kingsway Academy ) Entering EBacc 2% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 89%
(84 of 94 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 25% Attainment 8 score 35.9 EBacc average point score 2.64
Clare Mount Specialist Sports College

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 29 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.44 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Clare Mount Specialist Sports College ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 88%
(28 of 32 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 13.3 EBacc average point score 1.06
Hilbre High School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 170 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.42 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hilbre High School ) Entering EBacc 29% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(166 of 177 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 22% Attainment 8 score 37.8 EBacc average point score 3.17
St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 218 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.49 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy ) Entering EBacc 19% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 22% Attainment 8 score 38.5 EBacc average point score 3.00
Birkenhead Park School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 87 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.61 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Birkenhead Park School ) Entering EBacc 29% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 88%
(104 of 118 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 21% Attainment 8 score 36.4 EBacc average point score 3.06
The Oldershaw Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 114 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.67 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Oldershaw Academy ) Entering EBacc 5% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 86%
(85 of 99 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 15% Attainment 8 score 34.2 EBacc average point score 2.87
Bebington High Sports College

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 150 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.67 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bebington High Sports College ) Entering EBacc 61% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(121 of 128 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 27% Attainment 8 score 36.1 EBacc average point score 3.08
The Mosslands School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 110 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.91 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Mosslands School ) Entering EBacc 13% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(132 of 136 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 19% Attainment 8 score 36.2 EBacc average point score 2.79
Kilgarth 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 -2.33 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kilgarth School ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 33%
(4 of 12 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 7.4 EBacc average point score 0.31
The Observatory School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 7 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.65 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Observatory School ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 5.2 EBacc average point score 0.07
Foxfield 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 (2016 leavers) 94%
(15 of 16 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
Meadowside 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
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Kingsmead School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Mary's Catholic College

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

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
West Kirby Residential 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) 100%
(21 of 21 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
Wirral 3237 Average
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49.5% 94%
(3230 of 3425 pupils)
45.6% 48.6 4.25
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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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.

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

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.

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

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