Secondary league tables: Lowest GCSE results

This table lists the 200 state secondary schools in England with the lowest attainment at GCSE and other Key Stage 4 qualifications.

The schools are ranked on the percentage of pupils attaining five A*-C passes in GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including maths and English GCSEs. In addition, point scores are given for each qualification, with higher scores for higher grades and the average number of points per pupil is used as a tie-break.

Independent schools have been removed from the list, because some use International GCSE qualifications which have not yet been accredited and are therefore not included in the tables. Schools marked AC are academies, those marked SHUT are now closed. Schools with fewer than 30 pupils in the relevant year group are not included.

School name Local authority % 5 A*-C GCSEs What does this mean? GCSE pts What does this mean? CVA What does this mean?
The Lafford High School, Billinghay (SHUT) Lincolnshire 8% 383.9 1029.6
Bishops' College (SHUT) Gloucestershire 11% 328.3 978.3
The Marlowe Academy (AC) Kent 14% 315.9 1005.1
Everest Community College Hampshire 17% 267.6 951.5
Charles Burrell Humanities School (SHUT) Norfolk 18% 372.7 1003.9
St Peter's Church of England and Specialist Arts College Essex 19% 287.1 942.5
The Milton Keynes Academy (AC) Milton Keynes 19% 501.3 1030.3
The St Augustine of Canterbury School (SHUT) Somerset 20% 248.8 921.4
The Park High School (SHUT) Norfolk 20% 337.9 962.8
Saint Bede's Catholic Science College Lincolnshire 20% 346.3 973.5
Rossmore Community College (SHUT) Poole 21% 288.2 970.7
Nottingham University Samworth Academy (AC) Nottingham 21% 334.9 974.5
Academy 360 (AC) Sunderland 21% 350.4 963.8
All Saints College Newcastle upon Tyne 21% 363.7 999.1
Manor Foundation Business, Enterprise & Sports College (SHUT) Sandwell 21% 371.1 973.1
The Bushey Academy (AC) Hertfordshire 21% 384.6 982.8
Sir Henry Cooper School Kingston upon Hull, City of 21% 403.0 980.1
Hagley Park Sports College Staffordshire 22% 452.1 1003.5
Shuttleworth College Lancashire 23% 253.2 933.2
Selsdon High School (SHUT) Croydon 23% 318.4 968.2
Abbeydale Grange School Sheffield 23% 322.8 976.8
Carter Community School Poole 23% 333.6 986.5
St Marks Church of England Academy (AC) Merton 23% 370.2 976.4
Falmer High School (SHUT) Brighton and Hove 23% 385.0 1021.1
Parklands High School Liverpool 23% 399.3 1005.8
Park Lane Learning Trust Calderdale 23% 404.1 1014.4
PEMBEC High School Wigan 23% 406.8 1024.4
Gillbrook College Redcar and Cleveland 23% 440.0 998.2
Charter Academy (AC) Portsmouth 24% 328.0 970.7
Swallow Hill Community College Leeds 24% 336.5 940.0
Bradford Academy (AC) Bradford 24% 352.2 993.1
The Voyager School Peterborough 24% 368.4 970.8
Frank F Harrison Engineering College Walsall 24% 430.6 1024.4
St Benedict's College (SHUT) Liverpool 24% 441.1 973.7
Medway Community College (SHUT) Medway 25% 294.5 981.0
Primrose High School Leeds 25% 315.4 961.3
Excelsior Academy (AC) Newcastle upon Tyne 25% 395.1 982.1
Merchants' Academy (AC) Bristol, City of 25% 406.3 1009.6
Leon School and Sports College Milton Keynes 25% 411.4 1014.8
Folkestone Academy (AC) Kent 25% 445.0 1024.0
Sinfin Community School Derby 26% 297.4 939.1
The Malling School Kent 26% 310.9 1016.4
City Academy Norwich (AC) Norfolk 26% 340.0 965.9
The Norton School Humanities College (SHUT) Stockton-on-Tees 26% 391.4 995.2
Kaskenmoor School (SHUT) Oldham 26% 397.4 984.2
Blakewater College Blackburn with Darwen 26% 409.4 1014.4
David Lister School Kingston upon Hull, City of 26% 418.2 984.0
Aylesbury Vale Academy (AC) Buckinghamshire 26% 432.6 991.8
Chatham South School (SHUT) Medway 26% 441.9 999.8
Weston Favell School Northamptonshire 27% 281.6 946.9
Thomas Clarkson Community College Cambridgeshire 27% 287.0 958.1
Manchester Enterprise Academy (AC) Manchester 27% 291.9 965.9
Sneyd Community School Walsall 27% 302.1 948.2
Hadden Park High School Nottingham 27% 308.8 993.0
Staunton Community Sports College (SHUT) Hampshire 27% 326.8 996.6
Turin Grove School (SHUT) Enfield 27% 343.4 1004.5
Carlton Community College Barnsley 27% 345.5 952.6
Dixons Allerton Academy (AC) Bradford 27% 367.9 995.7
Gleed Boys' School Lincolnshire 27% 388.7 989.8
Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College (SHUT) Bradford 27% 400.2 987.5
Aire Valley School Bradford 27% 400.7 993.7
Woodford Lodge High School (SHUT) Cheshire West and Chester 27% 402.6 994.1
Oak Farm Community School Hampshire 27% 488.6 1024.7
Aylesford School - Sports College Kent 27% 495.9 1026.6
John Madejski Academy (AC) Reading 28% 302.7 990.8
Archers Court Maths and Computing College (SHUT) Kent 28% 312.6 959.9
The Eltham Foundation School Greenwich 28% 320.0 970.6
Manchester Creative and Media Academy for Boys (AC) Manchester 28% 326.5 979.5
Beacon Hill High School Business and Enterprise College Blackpool 28% 330.7 998.0
The Charles Dickens School Kent 28% 372.2 989.4
The Hewett School Norfolk 28% 377.4 985.1
Angley School - A Sports College Kent 28% 384.2 977.3
Haven High Technology College Lincolnshire 28% 386.2 996.1
Beacon Hill Community School Cumbria 28% 393.1 982.8
New College Leicester Leicester 28% 404.4 1009.2
Shorefields School Liverpool 28% 414.2 1029.8
Tudor Grange Academy Worcester (AC) Worcestershire 28% 435.6 1001.2
The Mablethorpe Tennyson High School Lincolnshire 28% 442.5 1028.2
Hounslow Manor School Hounslow 28% 458.6 983.3
Unity City Academy (AC) Middlesbrough 28% 459.8 1031.8
Parkwood Academy (AC) Sheffield 28% 464.9 1025.7
Redcar Community College A Specialist Visual and Performing Arts Centre Redcar and Cleveland 28% 472.6 1037.6
Sir John Hunt Community Sports College Plymouth 28% 474.4 1023.2
Northumberland CofE Academy (AC) Northumberland 28% 490.9 1054.3
Oasis Academy Mayfield (AC) Southampton 29% 276.7 907.1
Prendergast - Ladywell Fields College Lewisham 29% 309.3 942.3
Coleridge Community College Cambridgeshire 29% 320.1 964.8
Belle Vue Boys' School Bradford 29% 340.5 996.3
All Saints Academy Dunstable (AC) Central Bedfordshire 29% 341.0 966.1
Newmarket College Suffolk 29% 344.2 956.1
Radcliffe Riverside School Bury 29% 360.1 989.8
Eastlea Community School Newham 29% 365.5 982.5
Strood Academy (AC) Medway 29% 367.5 975.8
Fulwood Academy (AC) Lancashire 29% 373.8 955.4
Furtherwick Park School Essex 29% 376.1 979.1
Rock Ferry High School Wirral 29% 376.9 1012.4
Greenhead High School (SHUT) Bradford 29% 382.4 993.4
Skerton Community High School Lancashire 29% 387.7 1017.1
South Leeds Academy (AC) Leeds 29% 392.3 972.0
Oasis Academy Brightstowe (AC) Bristol, City of 29% 402.6 1028.2
Oasis Academy Bristol (AC) Bristol, City of 29% 422.7 1007.4
Barr's Hill School and Community College Coventry 29% 428.7 1023.8
John Bunyan School (SHUT) Bedford 29% 539.7 1033.4
Alderman Smith School and Sports College (SHUT) Warwickshire 30% 317.0 949.1
The Isle of Sheppey Academy (AC) Kent 30% 346.9 978.4
The Regis School West Sussex 30% 350.5 971.3
St Michael's CofE High School Sandwell 30% 355.9 968.6
The Queen Elizabeth's (1561) Endowed School Nottinghamshire 30% 357.2 971.4
Blue Coat Church of England Comprehensive School A Performing Arts Specialist College Walsall 30% 365.7 957.7
Unity College (SHUT) Northamptonshire 30% 366.7 977.9
Newton-le-Willows Community High School St. Helens 30% 367.1 987.0
The Archbishop Grimshaw Catholic School Solihull 30% 369.4 992.6
The Dearne High - A Specialist Humanities College Barnsley 30% 369.6 995.9
Chamberlayne College for the Arts Southampton 30% 373.1 984.4
Chaucer Business and Enterprise College Sheffield 30% 387.2 1011.5
Priory School and Sports College Barnsley 30% 389.9 991.5
Endeavour High School Kingston upon Hull, City of 30% 394.8 994.1
Red House Academy (AC) Sunderland 30% 395.2 969.0
Woodlands Community College Southampton 30% 401.7 1009.7
Huyton Arts & Sports Centre for Learning (Community) Knowsley 30% 402.8 970.3
Astor College for the Arts Kent 30% 408.3 1004.8
St Catherine's Catholic High School Calderdale 30% 409.8 975.3
Greig City Academy (AC) Haringey 30% 417.8 1008.4
The Grays School Media Arts College Thurrock 30% 417.8 980.9
De Warenne Academy (AC) Doncaster 30% 419.2 994.6
Riverside Business and Enterprise College Leicester 30% 428.0 999.2
The Gladys Aylward School (SHUT) Enfield 30% 430.0 1013.6
Thornaby Community School (SHUT) Stockton-on-Tees 30% 449.1 1004.9
Bedlingtonshire Community High School Northumberland 30% 449.6 1007.6
James Brindley High School Stoke-on-Trent 30% 484.3 1015.6
Fartown High School Kirklees 31% 276.5 968.1
Holywells High School Suffolk 31% 302.0 968.5
Tamarside Community College (SHUT) Plymouth 31% 316.7 978.8
Harlington Community School Hillingdon 31% 350.7 968.1
The John Loughborough School Haringey 31% 357.1 1000.0
Ashford Christ Church Church of England Maths & Computing Specialist College (SHUT) Kent 31% 358.7 973.2
Freebrough Specialist Engineering College (SHUT) Redcar and Cleveland 31% 360.7 953.0
The Dukeries College Nottinghamshire 31% 363.6 997.0
Francis Combe Academy (AC) Hertfordshire 31% 364.2 988.2
Sheffield Park Academy (AC) Sheffield 31% 365.8 988.8
Skinners' Kent Academy (AC) Kent 31% 366.2 1005.7
St John Fisher Catholic High School Peterborough 31% 366.4 987.3
St Thomas More Catholic School Haringey 31% 369.0 980.4
Sawyers Hall College Essex 31% 371.3 945.1
The Basildon Upper Academy (AC) Essex 31% 372.9 993.8
Alderman Blaxill School Essex 31% 373.0 1006.7
Big Wood School Nottingham 31% 376.4 980.6
Futures College Southend-on-Sea 31% 377.7 1006.3
Isca College of Media Arts Devon 31% 378.9 976.4
St Joseph's Catholic High School Slough 31% 383.3 995.5
Hall Garth Community Arts College (SHUT) Middlesbrough 31% 383.7 998.7
Oxford Academy (AC) Oxfordshire 31% 391.2 1013.8
Oxford School Oxfordshire 31% 396.5 1009.4
Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College Bradford 31% 396.9 973.2
Torquay Community College Torbay 31% 397.2 990.5
Winton School Hampshire 31% 398.1 988.1
Harrow High School and Sports College Harrow 31% 417.5 1012.3
Francis Bacon School Hertfordshire 31% 435.6 981.7
King Edward VI Humanities College Lincolnshire 31% 439.3 1002.6
King's Manor School (SHUT) Middlesbrough 31% 447.6 984.6
Castle Vale Performing Arts College Birmingham 31% 453.8 994.4
Woodhouse High School (SHUT) Staffordshire 31% 465.5 1000.2
Culverhay School Bath and North East Somerset 31% 467.6 1009.0
David Young Community Academy (AC) Leeds 31% 469.7 1028.1
Greenacre School Medway 31% 471.8 1029.3
Portland School Nottinghamshire 31% 482.2 992.9
Kirkby Sports College Centre for Learning Knowsley 31% 492.4 1006.4
Priory Witham Academy (AC) Lincolnshire 31% 684.4 1046.2
King Harold School Essex 32% 292.1 943.2
City of Leeds School Leeds 32% 313.8 948.0
George Tomlinson School (SHUT) Bolton 32% 331.2 970.5
Pensnett High School (SHUT) Dudley 32% 333.7 973.9
Richard Rose Central Academy (AC) Cumbria 32% 342.6 949.1
Merrill College (SHUT) Derby 32% 358.1 1004.7
Grace Academy Darlaston (AC) Walsall 32% 359.6 971.9
Manor Park Community School and Specialist Arts College (SHUT) Warwickshire 32% 361.7 989.3
The Bishop David Brown School Surrey 32% 379.4 985.6
The Ellington and Hereson School Kent 32% 380.5 1006.3
Kingswood College of Arts Kingston upon Hull, City of 32% 384.2 999.7
The Lord Silkin School Telford and Wrekin 32% 384.3 1013.1
Swindon Academy (AC) Swindon 32% 396.7 1018.0
Sittingbourne Community College Kent 32% 403.1 1012.2
Earlsheaton Technology College Kirklees 32% 403.9 955.1
Parklands Girls' High School Leeds 32% 405.8 983.7
Wheldon School and Sports College Nottinghamshire 32% 406.6 976.8
Manhood Community College West Sussex 32% 424.1 994.3
Heysham High School Sports College Lancashire 32% 425.6 1004.0
Brownhills Maths and Computing College (SHUT) Stoke-on-Trent 32% 429.9 1000.7
Sheffield Springs Academy (AC) Sheffield 32% 431.9 1002.1
Kings Norton High School Birmingham 32% 455.1 1005.1
Willenhall School Sports College Walsall 32% 468.5 1002.3
North Birmingham Academy (AC) Birmingham 32% 481.1 1046.2
Spires Academy (AC) Kent 32% 489.9 1029.8
Adeyfield School Hertfordshire 32% 495.3 1024.9
Thamesview School Kent 32% 503.9 1031.9
John Smeaton Community College Leeds 32% 505.0 1053.7
The Mandeville School Specialist Sports College Buckinghamshire 32% 508.8 1016.8
Top Valley School & Engineering College Nottingham 32% 515.5 1004.4
Park Hall Academy (AC) Solihull 32% 547.9 1035.5
Cordeaux School Lincolnshire 33% 334.8 978.1
What do the table headers mean?
% 5 A*-C GCSEs
This benchmark measure is the percentage of pupils in the school who achieve passes graded between A* and C in five GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including maths and English GCSE. SS = small school; N/A = data not available. More detail
GCSE avg points score
Points are allocated for every GCSE or equivalent qualification, depending on the grade achieved. This score is the average number of points per pupil in a school. More detail
Contextual value added
A statistical measure of pupils' progress between leaving primary school and finishing Key Stage 4 (age 16), in comparison to other children from similar backgrounds. Higher numbers indicate better progress. WARNING: This measure cannot be ranked accurately - sorting the table gives a general indication only. SS = small school; N/A = data not available. More detail

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