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The County High School, Leftwich

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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 4 190
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.44 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The County High School, Leftwich ) Attainment 8 score 53 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 58% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 41% Entering EBacc 83% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(188 of 194 pupils)
The Whitby 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 4 246
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.37 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Whitby High School ) Attainment 8 score 47.1 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 34% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 28% Entering EBacc 48% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(253 of 267 pupils)
Bishop Heber 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 4 195
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.26 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Bishop Heber High School ) Attainment 8 score 54.4 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 46% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 32% Entering EBacc 69% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(172 of 179 pupils)
Blacon High School, A Specialist 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 78
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.23 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College ) Attainment 8 score 45 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) 70%
(53 of 76 pupils)
Tarporley High School and Sixth Form 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 4 168
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.2 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College ) Attainment 8 score 52.4 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 48% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 33% Entering EBacc 51% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(162 of 166 pupils)
University of Chester Academy Northwich

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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 80
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.15 Open help text for Progress 8 score for University of Chester Academy Northwich ) Attainment 8 score 41.5 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 31% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 16% Entering EBacc 51% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 87%
(96 of 110 pupils)
Helsby 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 4 219
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Helsby High School ) Attainment 8 score 53.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 53% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 35% Entering EBacc 63% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(215 of 223 pupils)
Hartford 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 4 160
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hartford Church of England High School ) Attainment 8 score 45.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 28% Entering EBacc 69% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 93%
(182 of 195 pupils)
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England 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 4 176
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School ) Attainment 8 score 49.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 52% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 22% Entering EBacc 32% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(162 of 177 pupils)
Christleton 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 4 207
Progress 8 score & description Average 0 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Christleton High School ) Attainment 8 score 53.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 60% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 21% Entering EBacc 29% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(192 of 201 pupils)
Neston 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 4 247
Progress 8 score & description Average 0 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Neston High School ) Attainment 8 score 44.4 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 27% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 11% Entering EBacc 27% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 97%
(261 of 269 pupils)
Weaverham 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 4 209
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Weaverham High School ) Attainment 8 score 48 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 53% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 30% Entering EBacc 50% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(204 of 212 pupils)
St Nicholas Catholic 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 4 190
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.04 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Nicholas Catholic High School ) Attainment 8 score 48.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 43% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 14% Entering EBacc 23% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(185 of 192 pupils)
Upton-by-Chester 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 4 246
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.16 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Upton-by-Chester High School ) Attainment 8 score 46.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 41% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 27% Entering EBacc 52% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(257 of 271 pupils)
The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science 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 4 132
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College ) Attainment 8 score 44.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 31% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 8% Entering EBacc 15% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 94%
(150 of 159 pupils)
The Winsford 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 4 169
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.23 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Winsford Academy ) Attainment 8 score 39.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 22% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 17% Entering EBacc 26% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 83%
(136 of 163 pupils)
Queen's Park 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 91
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.47 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Queen's Park High School ) Attainment 8 score 41.9 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 32% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 19% Entering EBacc 45% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 88%
(99 of 112 pupils)
Ellesmere Port Catholic 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 4 128
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.61 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ellesmere Port Catholic High School ) Attainment 8 score 40.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 24% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 16% Entering EBacc 35% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(164 of 171 pupils)
University of Chester CE 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 4 120
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.76 Open help text for Progress 8 score for University of Chester CE Academy ) Attainment 8 score 33.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 15% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 7% Entering EBacc 33% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 87%
(141 of 163 pupils)
Oaklands 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 28
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.37 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Oaklands School ) Attainment 8 score 3.8 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) 93%
(26 of 28 pupils)
Cloughwood 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 10
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.56 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Cloughwood Academy ) Attainment 8 score 15.7 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) 64%
(7 of 11 pupils)
Hebden Green Community 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 Well below average -1.61 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hebden Green Community School ) Attainment 8 score 0.8 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) SUPP(opens a popup)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 10 pupils)
Archers Brook Semh 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 11
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.32 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Archers Brook Semh Residential School ) Attainment 8 score 11.8 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) 64%
(7 of 11 pupils)
Abbey Gate College

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Brook House Farm

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Building Young Peoples Potential

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Christleton International Studio

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

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Dee Banks 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) SUPP(opens a popup)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 6 pupils)
Dorin Park School & Specialist SEN 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 3
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) 91%
(10 of 11 pupils)
Greater Grace School of Christian Education

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Greenbank 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 16
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)
Jefferson House

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Queen's Park High School

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Academy No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
The Grange School

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

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
The King's School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
The Queen's School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
The Russett 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 2
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) SUPP(opens a popup)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 5 pupils)
iMap Centre

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
School name
Cheshire West & Chester
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
3331
Average
-0.04
46.3 39.50% 22.90% 43.90% 93%
(3350 of 3590 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

Queen's Park High School closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Queen's Park High School.

Christleton International Studio is a new academy which opened 01/09/2017.

Queen's Park High School is a new academy which opened 01/04/2017; please refer to Queen's Park High School for previous results.

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