We plan to publish the primary (key stage 2) results in December 2017, then revised secondary (key stage 4) and 16 to 18 results in January 2018. See our publication timetable for full details.
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Sharnbrook 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 4 396
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sharnbrook Academy Attainment 8 score 52.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 52% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 24% Entering EBacc 45% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(396 of 408 pupils)
Bedford Free 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 96
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.17 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bedford Free School Attainment 8 score 47.3 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 36% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 22% Entering EBacc 50% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 90%
(78 of 87 pupils)
St Thomas More Catholic 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 4 179
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.14 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Thomas More Catholic School Attainment 8 score 47.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 35% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 13% Entering EBacc 22% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(193 of 199 pupils)
Wootton Upper 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 4 323
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Wootton Upper School Attainment 8 score 48.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 49% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 20% Entering EBacc 38% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(290 of 299 pupils)
Bedford 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 4 214
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.1 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bedford Academy Attainment 8 score 43.9 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 22% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 6% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 90%
(174 of 194 pupils)
Mark Rutherford 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 4 273
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Mark Rutherford School Attainment 8 score 45.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 35% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 21% Entering EBacc 58% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 93%
(263 of 282 pupils)
Biddenham International 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 4 175
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.22 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Biddenham International School and Sports College Attainment 8 score 40.5 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 9% Entering EBacc 25% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(214 of 233 pupils)
Kempston Challenger 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 4 141
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.74 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Kempston Challenger Academy Attainment 8 score 34.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 18% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 3% Entering EBacc 20% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) --(opens a popup)
Grange Academy

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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 12
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Grange Academy Attainment 8 score 2.8 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) 95%
(18 of 19 pupils)
Alban Church of England Academy

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Beauchamp Middle School

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bedford Girls' School

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

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

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Cambian Walnut Tree Lodge School

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Castle Newnham School

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Daubeney Academy

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
E-Spired

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

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Harrold Priory Middle School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
KWS Educational Services

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Lincroft 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 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) --(opens a popup)
Margaret Beaufort Middle School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Marston Vale Middle School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Oracle School, Bedford

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Special School No 2017 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 10
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 9 pupils)
Robert Bruce Middle School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Robert Bruce Middle School

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

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Andrew's School

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Independent School No 2017 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 the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 8
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 4 pupils)
Westfield School

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Wixams Academy

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
School name
Bedford
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
1839
Average
-0.01
45.5 37.20% 15.20% 34.30% 95%
(1790 of 1895 pupils)
School name
England - state-funded schools only
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

Kempston Challenger Academy is a new academy which opened 01/11/2015; please refer to Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College for previous results.

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

Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Kempston Challenger Academy.

Robert Bruce Middle School is a new academy which opened 01/11/2015; please refer to Robert Bruce Middle School for previous results.

Robert Bruce Middle School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Robert Bruce Middle School.

Wixams Academy is a new school which opened on 01/09/2017

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