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Sky College
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 13 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -2.97 Entering EBacc 0.0% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 80%
(8 of 10 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0.0% Attainment 8 score 5 EBacc average point score 0.28
Fairmead School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 11 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.77 Entering EBacc 0.0% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 100%
(12 of 12 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0.0% Attainment 8 score 0.5 EBacc average point score 0.06
Buckler's Mead Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 149 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.84 Entering EBacc 17.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 94%
(185 of 197 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 26.8% Attainment 8 score 37.1 EBacc average point score 3.19
Whitstone
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 85 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.75 Entering EBacc 7.1% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(76 of 80 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 29.4% Attainment 8 score 39.3 EBacc average point score 3.34
The Taunton Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 131 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.57 Entering EBacc 6.9% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 90%
(99 of 110 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 23.7% Attainment 8 score 36.4 EBacc average point score 3.06
Westfield Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 147 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.56 Entering EBacc 15.0% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 94%
(133 of 141 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39.5% Attainment 8 score 45.7 EBacc average point score 3.95
Preston School Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 191 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.54 Entering EBacc 8.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(193 of 198 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 49.7% Attainment 8 score 46.7 EBacc average point score 3.96
King Arthur's Community School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 91 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.44 Entering EBacc 28.6% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 90%
(76 of 84 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 30.8% Attainment 8 score 38.6 EBacc average point score 3.39
Court Fields School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 142 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.42 Entering EBacc 28.9% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 93%
(111 of 120 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 33.1% Attainment 8 score 42.9 EBacc average point score 3.78
Huish Episcopi Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 254 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.42 Entering EBacc 53.1% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 96%
(239 of 249 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42.9% Attainment 8 score 46.9 EBacc average point score 4.21
Chilton Trinity
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 191 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.4 Entering EBacc 6.8% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(175 of 185 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 26.7% Attainment 8 score 40.1 EBacc average point score 3.16
Stanchester Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 112 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.29 Entering EBacc 46.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 98%
(100 of 102 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39.3% Attainment 8 score 45.3 EBacc average point score 3.95
Robert Blake Science College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 146 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.23 Entering EBacc 15.8% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(137 of 141 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 32.2% Attainment 8 score 40.7 EBacc average point score 3.35
Ansford Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 120 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.2 Entering EBacc 35.8% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 93%
(109 of 117 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 32.5% Attainment 8 score 43.5 EBacc average point score 3.71
Heathfield Community School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 227 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.15 Entering EBacc 10.1% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 99%
(227 of 230 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 51.1% Attainment 8 score 45 EBacc average point score 3.68
Bridgwater College Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 121 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.14 Entering EBacc 7.4% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(102 of 105 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 24.8% Attainment 8 score 37.9 EBacc average point score 3.08
Holyrood Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 216 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.09 Entering EBacc 37.5% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 98%
(206 of 210 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39.8% Attainment 8 score 45.7 EBacc average point score 3.93
The King Alfred School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 221 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.08 Entering EBacc 22.6% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(232 of 245 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41.2% Attainment 8 score 46.8 EBacc average point score 3.98
Kingsmead Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 184 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.05 Entering EBacc 74.5% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(143 of 147 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 35.3% Attainment 8 score 45.3 EBacc average point score 4.27
Haygrove School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 210 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.03 Entering EBacc 34.3% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 96%
(201 of 210 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41.9% Attainment 8 score 46.4 EBacc average point score 4.07
Crispin School Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 185 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.01 Entering EBacc 50.3% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(169 of 174 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 44.9% Attainment 8 score 46.4 EBacc average point score 4.22
Frome Community College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 236 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.06 Entering EBacc 22.0% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(237 of 249 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 40.3% Attainment 8 score 46.4 EBacc average point score 3.92
Wadham School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 141 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.06 Entering EBacc 60.3% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 93%
(139 of 149 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 46.8% Attainment 8 score 46.5 EBacc average point score 4.27
Bishop Fox's School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 178 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.08 Entering EBacc 20.2% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 92%
(160 of 173 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38.8% Attainment 8 score 46.4 EBacc average point score 3.9
The Blue School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 257 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.14 Entering EBacc 24.1% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(230 of 241 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 47.1% Attainment 8 score 50 EBacc average point score 4.11
West Somerset College
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 198 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.16 Entering EBacc 13.1% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(211 of 222 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 40.4% Attainment 8 score 47.7 EBacc average point score 3.82
Sexey's School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 71 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.19 Entering EBacc 83.1% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(62 of 64 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 47.9% Attainment 8 score 51.5 EBacc average point score 5
St Dunstan's School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 89 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.26 Entering EBacc 53.9% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 99%
(66 of 67 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 30.3% Attainment 8 score 45.1 EBacc average point score 3.7
The Castle School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 232 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.2 Entering EBacc 30.2% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 95%
(227 of 238 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 56.0% Attainment 8 score 52.9 EBacc average point score 4.57
Brymore Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 65 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.38 Entering EBacc 0.0% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 88%
(46 of 52 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 10.8% Attainment 8 score 38.6 EBacc average point score 2.92
The Kings of Wessex Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 260 Progress 8 score & description Progress score 0.39 Entering EBacc 81.2% Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) 97%
(279 of 287 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 49.6% Attainment 8 score 52.9 EBacc average point score 4.75
Hazlegrove Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Bruton School for Girls
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Fiveways Special 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 (2017 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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The Park School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Taunton Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Selwood Academy
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
The Bridge College
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Danesfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Community Middle School
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Academy No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
King's Bruton
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Avalon School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 13 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2017 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
(SUPP opens a popup of 1 pupil)
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
Wessex Lodge School
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Inaura School
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Sedgemoor Manor School
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Critchill 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 (2017 leavers) 89%
(8 of 9 pupils)
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Phoenix Academy
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Critchill Special School
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Special School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Millfield Preparatory School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
King's Hall School
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Independent School No 2019 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Chilton Trinity School
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Somerset 4934 Below average
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31.0% 95%
(4617 of 4837 pupils)
39.2% 44.8 3.85
England - state-funded schools 542831 -0.03 40.0% 94%
(495433 of 528139 pupils)
43.0% 46.5 4.06
England - all schools 605874 36.5% 39.8% 44.5 3.86
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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 opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

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 opens in a new window - 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 opens in a new window (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 2017, 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 opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

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 APS opens in a new window .

Associated Schools

King Arthur's Community School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is King Arthur's Community School.

Chilton Trinity closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Chilton Trinity School.

The King Alfred School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is The King Alfred School an Academy.

Critchill School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is Critchill Special School.

Critchill Special School is a new school which opened on 01/06/2019

Chilton Trinity School is a new academy which opened 01/10/2019; please refer to Chilton Trinity for previous results.

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