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Bedford Free School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 95 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.40 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bedford Free School ) Entering EBacc 84% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 88%
(84 of 95 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41% Attainment 8 score 46.5 EBacc average point score 4.54
Bedford Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 195 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.34 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bedford Academy ) Entering EBacc 4% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(164 of 175 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 37% Attainment 8 score 46.1 EBacc average point score 3.21
Sharnbrook Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 399 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.32 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sharnbrook Academy ) Entering EBacc 33% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(386 of 395 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 49% Attainment 8 score 52.0 EBacc average point score 4.48
Kempston Challenger Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 99 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.12 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kempston Challenger Academy ) Entering EBacc 37% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 22% Attainment 8 score 38.9 EBacc average point score 3.31
Mark Rutherford School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 292 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.16 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Mark Rutherford School ) Entering EBacc 47% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(264 of 281 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 43% Attainment 8 score 44.5 EBacc average point score 3.98
Biddenham International School and Sports College

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 190 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.39 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Biddenham International School and Sports College ) Entering EBacc 23% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(204 of 220 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 24% Attainment 8 score 37.3 EBacc average point score 3.12
Grange Academy

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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 -1.43 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Grange Academy ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(11 of 12 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 3.0 EBacc average point score 0.20
Wootton Upper School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 328 Progress 8 score & description 0.27 Entering EBacc 28% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(305 of 320 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 46% Attainment 8 score 49.0 EBacc average point score 4.16
St Thomas More Catholic School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 202 Progress 8 score & description 0.17 Entering EBacc 27% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(182 of 198 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 40% Attainment 8 score 47.3 EBacc average point score 3.93
Castle Newnham School

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

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bedford Girls' School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Lincroft Academy

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Beauchamp Middle School

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

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Ridgeway 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) SUPP opens a popup
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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
KWS Educational Services

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Harrold Priory Middle School

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Westfield School

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Maintained School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Alban Church of England Academy

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Rushmoor School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Oracle School, Bedford

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Daubeney Academy

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Marston Vale Middle School

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Marston Vale Middle School

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bedford School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Margaret Beaufort Middle School

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Goldington Academy

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Cambian Walnut Tree Lodge School

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Andrew's School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
E-Spired

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

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 9 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 100%
(11 of 11 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
Bedford 1832 Above average
0.10
31.9% 94%
(1750 of 1860 pupils)
40.1% 45.7 3.87
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.

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

Wixams Academy is a new academy which opened 01/09/2017.

E-Spired is a new school which opened on 04/08/2017

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