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Bolton Muslim Girls 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 4 118
Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.93 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bolton Muslim Girls School ) Attainment 8 score 56.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 64% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 54% Entering EBacc 84% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(111 of 115 pupils)
Sharples 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 4 126
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.32 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sharples School ) Attainment 8 score 49 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 47% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 29% Entering EBacc 41% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 94%
(155 of 165 pupils)
Thornleigh Salesian 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 4 224
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.27 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Thornleigh Salesian College ) Attainment 8 score 48.3 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 36% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 21% Entering EBacc 37% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(204 of 215 pupils)
Mount St Joseph

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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 4 177
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Mount St Joseph ) Attainment 8 score 43.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 32% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 17% Entering EBacc 28% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 89%
(157 of 176 pupils)
Canon Slade CofE 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 4 266
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Canon Slade CofE School ) Attainment 8 score 53.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 62% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 32% Entering EBacc 53% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(262 of 268 pupils)
Essa 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 4 140
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Essa Academy ) Attainment 8 score 39.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 30% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 6% Entering EBacc 26% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 89%
(150 of 169 pupils)
Ladybridge 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 4 161
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ladybridge High School ) Attainment 8 score 44.5 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 38% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 14% Entering EBacc 20% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(156 of 164 pupils)
St James's Church of England 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 4 198
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St James's Church of England High School ) Attainment 8 score 51.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 57% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 27% Entering EBacc 51% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(200 of 204 pupils)
Turton 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 4 238
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Turton School ) Attainment 8 score 47.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 53% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 14% Entering EBacc 22% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(228 of 237 pupils)
Little Lever 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 4 174
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.34 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Little Lever School ) Attainment 8 score 39.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 26% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 4% Entering EBacc 14% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(189 of 200 pupils)
Westhoughton 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 4 167
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.38 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Westhoughton High School ) Attainment 8 score 42.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 38% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 10% Entering EBacc 22% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(203 of 210 pupils)
Smithills 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 4 208
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.44 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Smithills School ) Attainment 8 score 39.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 25% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 13% Entering EBacc 57% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(216 of 235 pupils)
Bolton UTC

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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 4 115
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bolton UTC ) Attainment 8 score 41.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 35% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 13% Entering EBacc 88% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) --(opens a popup)
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports 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 4 161
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College ) Attainment 8 score 47.5 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 50% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 16% Entering EBacc 23% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 99%
(165 of 167 pupils)
Harper Green 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 4 242
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.51 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Harper Green School ) Attainment 8 score 37.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 26% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 11% Entering EBacc 31% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 86%
(240 of 279 pupils)
Rivington and Blackrod 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 4 273
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.58 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rivington and Blackrod High School ) Attainment 8 score 40.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 34% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 11% Entering EBacc 19% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(296 of 310 pupils)
Bolton St Catherine's 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 4 138
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.63 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bolton St Catherine's Academy ) Attainment 8 score 34.3 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 14% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 2% Entering EBacc 9% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 89%
(114 of 128 pupils)
Kearsley 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 69
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.81 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kearsley Academy ) Attainment 8 score 37.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 29% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 4% Entering EBacc 90% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 84%
(59 of 70 pupils)
Rumworth 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 26
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.58 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rumworth School ) Attainment 8 score 1.3 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) 100%
(21 of 21 pupils)
Thomasson Memorial 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 11
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.77 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Thomasson Memorial 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) --(opens a popup)
Lever Park 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 17
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.46 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Lever Park School ) Attainment 8 score 3.1 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) --(opens a popup)
Al Jamiatul Islamiyah

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

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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) SUPP(opens a popup)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 3 pupils)
Bolton Islamic Girls School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bolton Muslim Girls School

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bolton School Boys' Division

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bolton School Girls' Division

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Cambian Booth Road

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Eden Boys' School Bolton

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Firwood High 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 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) 100%
(17 of 17 pupils)
Harper Green School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Lever Park School

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Little Lever School

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Lord's Independent School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Madrasatul Imam Muhammad Zakariya

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Raise Education and Wellbeing School

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Rivington and Blackrod High School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sharples School Science Specialist College

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
TLG Bolton

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
School name
Bolton
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
3269
Below average
-0.24
43.4 38.40% 16.40% 35.80% 94%
(3150 of 3365 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

Bolton Muslim Girls School is a new academy which opened 01/09/2016; please refer to Bolton Muslim Girls School for previous results.

Sharples School is a new academy which opened 01/06/2016; please refer to Sharples School Science Specialist College for previous results.

Little Lever School is a new academy which opened 01/12/2015; please refer to Little Lever School for previous results.

Harper Green School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Harper Green School.

Rivington and Blackrod High School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Rivington and Blackrod High School.

Lever Park School is a new school which opened on 01/05/2016

Bolton Muslim Girls School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Bolton Muslim Girls School.

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

Lever Park School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Lever Park School.

Little Lever School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Little Lever School.

Raise Education and Wellbeing School is a new school which opened on 21/06/2016

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

Sharples School Science Specialist College closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Sharples School.

TLG Bolton is a new school which opened on 20/05/2016

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