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The Swanage School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 44 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.55 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Swanage School ) Entering EBacc 50% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 88%
(30 of 34 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 32% Attainment 8 score 47.6 EBacc average point score 4.31
The Purbeck School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 158 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.37 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Purbeck School ) Entering EBacc 14% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(149 of 158 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 40% Attainment 8 score 45.4 EBacc average point score 3.80
The Woodroffe School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 170 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.34 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Woodroffe School ) Entering EBacc 82% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(171 of 175 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 61% Attainment 8 score 54.8 EBacc average point score 5.26
The Blandford School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 145 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.24 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Blandford School ) Entering EBacc 17% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(136 of 141 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 46% Attainment 8 score 50.9 EBacc average point score 4.39
Parkfield School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 22 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.20 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Parkfield School ) Entering EBacc 68% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 50% Attainment 8 score 46.2 EBacc average point score 4.55
Atlantic Academy Portland

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 80 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Atlantic Academy Portland ) Entering EBacc 5% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 28% Attainment 8 score 44.1 EBacc average point score 3.27
Lytchett Minster School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 220 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.16 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Lytchett Minster School ) Entering EBacc 21% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(211 of 229 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 50% Attainment 8 score 49.5 EBacc average point score 4.22
The Gryphon School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 236 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.12 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Gryphon School ) Entering EBacc 47% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(237 of 246 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 43% Attainment 8 score 50.4 EBacc average point score 4.48
Twynham School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 238 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.06 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Twynham School ) Entering EBacc 66% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(230 of 239 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 47% Attainment 8 score 50.6 EBacc average point score 4.62
Sturminster Newton High School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 84 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sturminster Newton High School ) Entering EBacc 18% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(102 of 112 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 50% Attainment 8 score 48.1 EBacc average point score 3.98
Highcliffe School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 221 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.03 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Highcliffe School ) Entering EBacc 61% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(205 of 218 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 54% Attainment 8 score 52.1 EBacc average point score 4.69
The Grange School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 84 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Grange School ) Entering EBacc 11% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 89%
(125 of 140 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 37% Attainment 8 score 41.3 EBacc average point score 3.10
Beaminster 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 -0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Beaminster School ) Entering EBacc 24% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(126 of 130 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 36% Attainment 8 score 45.1 EBacc average point score 3.90
Gillingham School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 270 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.06 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Gillingham School ) Entering EBacc 67% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(253 of 271 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 45% Attainment 8 score 49.1 EBacc average point score 4.61
The Sir John Colfox Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 135 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.07 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Sir John Colfox Academy ) Entering EBacc 62% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(125 of 133 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41% Attainment 8 score 46.0 EBacc average point score 4.21
Shaftesbury School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 151 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.36 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Shaftesbury School ) Entering EBacc 15% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(158 of 166 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 36% Attainment 8 score 45.2 EBacc average point score 3.85
Budmouth College

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 251 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.37 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Budmouth College ) Entering EBacc 62% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(246 of 250 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38% Attainment 8 score 45.4 EBacc average point score 4.04
All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 175 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.45 Open help text for Progress 8 score for All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth ) Entering EBacc 25% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(163 of 171 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33% Attainment 8 score 42.2 EBacc average point score 3.62
The Wey Valley School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 122 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.94 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Wey Valley School ) Entering EBacc 48% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(156 of 164 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 16% Attainment 8 score 33.4 EBacc average point score 2.91
Westfield Arts College

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 21 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.60 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Westfield Arts College ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 89%
(16 of 18 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 0.8 EBacc average point score 0.04
The Thomas Hardye School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 461 Progress 8 score & description 0.58 Entering EBacc 58% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(451 of 464 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 62% Attainment 8 score 54.0 EBacc average point score 4.83
Ferndown Upper School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 121 Progress 8 score & description 0.27 Entering EBacc 14% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(182 of 187 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 40% Attainment 8 score 45.8 EBacc average point score 3.61
Queen Elizabeth's School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 379 Progress 8 score & description 0.13 Entering EBacc 27% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(346 of 362 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42% Attainment 8 score 47.3 EBacc average point score 3.93
Dorset Studio School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 51 Progress 8 score & description -0.08 Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 12% Attainment 8 score 34.7 EBacc average point score 2.53
Yarrells Preparatory School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sunninghill Preparatory School

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

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Maintained School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Port Regis Preparatory School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Portfield 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) SUPP opens a popup
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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
St Mary's School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Osmund's Church of England Middle School

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

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Cranborne Middle School

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

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Beaucroft Foundation School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 15 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(18 of 19 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
The Forum School

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
St Michael's Church of England Middle School, Colehill

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School

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

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Castle Court Preparatory School

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

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 3 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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Sherborne School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Milton Abbey School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Priory Blandford Camhs

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sherborne School for Girls

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Leweston School

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Parkfield School

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

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43.6% 47.3 4.14
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

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

Arbour House is a new school which opened on 01/06/2017

Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School.

Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School is a new academy which opened 01/01/2018; please refer to Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School for previous results.

Priory Blandford Camhs is a new school which opened on 08/08/2018

Parkfield School is a new academy which opened 01/09/2018.

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