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Upton Hall School FCJ

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 140
Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.93 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Upton Hall School FCJ ) Attainment 8 score 65 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 82% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 65% 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 215
Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.68 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St John Plessington Catholic College ) Attainment 8 score 50 Grade 5 or above in English and 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)
Wirral Grammar School for Girls

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the 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 68.2 Grade 5 or above in English and 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)
West Kirby Grammar School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 177
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.46 Open help text for Progress 8 score for West Kirby Grammar School ) Attainment 8 score 67.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 93% 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)
Birkenhead High School Academy

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 104
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.45 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Birkenhead High School Academy ) Attainment 8 score 49.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 12% 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 199
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.25 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Weatherhead High School ) Attainment 8 score 45.9 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 32% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 17% 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 152
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.13 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Pensby High School ) Attainment 8 score 44.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 31% 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 275
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Woodchurch High School ) Attainment 8 score 43.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 18% Entering EBacc 63% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(249 of 271 pupils)
South Wirral High School

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Type of school Maintained School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 154
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for South Wirral High School ) Attainment 8 score 43.3 Grade 5 or above in English and 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 121
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Prenton High School for Girls ) Attainment 8 score 42.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 32% 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)
St Anselm's College

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 144
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.08 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Anselm's College ) Attainment 8 score 56 Grade 5 or above in English and 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 91
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.08 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Oldershaw Academy ) Attainment 8 score 41.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 29% 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)
Calday Grange Grammar School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 204
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Calday Grange Grammar School ) Attainment 8 score 62.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 87% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 75% Entering EBacc 95% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(179 of 184 pupils)
Wirral Grammar School for Boys

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 158
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Wirral Grammar School for Boys ) Attainment 8 score 61.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 84% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 65% 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the 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 40.4 Grade 5 or above in English and 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 Open help text for Selected school (opens a popup)

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Type of school Maintained School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 140
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.2 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bebington High Sports College ) Attainment 8 score 39.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 21% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 11% Entering EBacc 44% 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 232
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.24 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Mary's Catholic College ) Attainment 8 score 39.6 Grade 5 or above in English and 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 168
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.31 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hilbre High School ) Attainment 8 score 39.6 Grade 5 or above in English and 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)
The Mosslands School

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Type of school Maintained School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 121
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.56 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Mosslands School ) Attainment 8 score 38 Grade 5 or above in English and 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)
Birkenhead Park School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 104
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.58 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Birkenhead Park School ) Attainment 8 score 37.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 18% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 10% Entering EBacc 18% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 88%
(143 of 163 pupils)
The Kingsway Academy

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 90
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.8 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Kingsway Academy ) Attainment 8 score 34.2 Grade 5 or above in English and 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 37
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.89 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Clare Mount Specialist Sports College ) Attainment 8 score 10.9 Grade 5 or above in English and 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 13
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.83 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Observatory School ) Attainment 8 score 7.5 Grade 5 or above in English and 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)
Kilgarth School

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Type of school Special School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 15
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.37 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kilgarth School ) Attainment 8 score 6.1 Grade 5 or above in English and 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)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 10 pupils)
Birkenhead School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Foxfield School

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Type of school Special School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the 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 and 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)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 8 pupils)
Kingsmead School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Meadowside School

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Type of school Special School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the 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 and 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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Academy No 2017 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 NA(opens a popup)
Progress 8 score & description NA(opens a popup) Attainment 8 score NA(opens a popup) Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs NA(opens a popup) Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above NA(opens a popup) Entering EBacc NA(opens a popup) Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 100%
(13 of 13 pupils)
Wirral Hospitals' School

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
School name
Wirral
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
3356
Average
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47.9 43.60% 27.90% 47.60% 94%
(3330 of 3525 pupils)
School name
England - state-funded schools
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
528959
-0.03 46 42.20% 21.10% 38.10% 94%
(519180 of 553910 pupils)
School name
England - all schools
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
589096
44.2 39.10% 19.50% 34.90%
Type of school or college

  • Academy - government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority.
  • College - colleges generally are focused on the 16 to 18 phase of education and provide vocational as well as academic courses. Some colleges also provide for full-time study at key stage 4.
  • Independent school - privately funded.
  • Maintained school - government funded and run by a local authority.
  • Special school - schools that specialise in educating pupils with special educational needs.

Progress 8

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

Progress 8 measures a pupil's academic progress during Key Stages 3 and 4. 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

PhasePrimarySecondary16-18
Key stageKS1KS2KS3KS4-
School yearsR-23-67-910-1112-14
Typical ages4-77-1111-1414-1616-18

The national curriculum - for further information on key stages and assessments taken

Attainment 8

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.

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.

UTCs, Studio Schools and some FE colleges with KS4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. The government’s 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.

Key stages

R = Reception

PhasePrimarySecondary16-18
Key stageKS1KS2KS3KS4-
School yearsR-23-67-910-1112-14
Typical ages4-77-1111-1414-1616-18

The national curriculum - for further information on key stages and assessments taken.

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. 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.

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 on 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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