Secondary league tables: Most improved GCSE results

This table lists the 200 schools in England that have shown the greatest sustained improvement in their GCSE attainment over the past four years.

The schools listed have all improved year-on-year, since 2007, in terms of the percentage of students achieving 5 A*-C GCSE or equivalent passes, including maths and English. These have then been ranked by the size of the total increase between 2007 and 2010.

Schools marked IND are independent, those marked SEL select their pupils on the basis of academic activity. Schools marked AC are academies. Schools with fewer than 30 pupils in the relevant year group are not included.

School name Local authority % 5 A*-C GCSEs (2007) What does this mean? % 5 A*-C GCSEs (2010) What does this mean? Increase (% points)
Perry Beeches School Birmingham 21% 74% 53
Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School Tower Hamlets 33% 75% 42
Debden Park High School Essex 23% 63% 40
Ash Green School and Arts College Warwickshire 29% 67% 38
Heywood Community High School (SHUT) Rochdale 30% 67% 37
Paulet High School Staffordshire 23% 60% 37
Norwood School Lambeth 21% 58% 37
The Causeway School East Sussex 22% 59% 37
Shipston High School - A Specialist Technology College Warwickshire 33% 68% 35
St James School Devon 17% 52% 35
Farringdon Community Sports College Sunderland 28% 62% 34
St Mary's Church of England High School Hertfordshire 24% 57% 33
The Radcliffe School Milton Keynes 20% 52% 32
Bethnal Green Technology College Tower Hamlets 26% 58% 32
Kingsdale Foundation School Southwark 27% 59% 32
Burlington Danes Academy (AC) Hammersmith and Fulham 36% 67% 31
West Park School Derby 41% 72% 31
St Clements College (SHUT) Lincolnshire 5% 36% 31
The Peele Community College Lincolnshire 27% 58% 31
St Peter's CofE (A) High School and International Language College Stoke-on-Trent 39% 70% 31
Hawkley Hall High School Wigan 38% 69% 31
John Paul II School Wandsworth 20% 50% 30
Brockworth Enterprise School Gloucestershire 14% 44% 30
Wembley High Technology College Brent 45% 75% 30
The Gateway Academy (AC) Thurrock 12% 42% 30
Woodside High School, A Business & Enterprise Specialist School Haringey 17% 47% 30
Broadwater School Surrey 27% 56% 29
St Joseph's Catholic School Wiltshire 25% 54% 29
Alderman Peel High School Norfolk 23% 52% 29
Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys Greenwich 29% 58% 29
Sunnydale Community College for Maths and Computing Durham 19% 48% 29
Chafford Hundred Campus Business and Enterprise College Thurrock 52% 80% 28
Ladybridge High School Bolton 18% 46% 28
Westminster Academy (AC) Westminster 17% 45% 28
Waverley School Birmingham 21% 49% 28
Childwall School - A Specialist Sports College Liverpool 19% 47% 28
Foxford School and Community Arts College Coventry 26% 53% 27
Christ The King Catholic Maths and Computing College Lancashire 23% 50% 27
Hartsdown Technology College Kent 16% 43% 27
Birkdale High School Kirklees 11% 38% 27
Churchill Community College North Tyneside 27% 54% 27
Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College Telford and Wrekin 23% 50% 27
Sheldon Heath Community Arts College (SHUT) Birmingham 20% 47% 27
Stockwell Park School Lambeth 43% 70% 27
St Aloysius RC College Islington 46% 73% 27
Norden High School and Sports College Lancashire 30% 56% 26
St Paul's Way Trust School Tower Hamlets 20% 46% 26
Carshalton Boys Sports College Sutton 20% 46% 26
Penryn College Cornwall 40% 66% 26
de Stafford School Surrey 27% 53% 26
Thornhill School Business & Enterprise College Sunderland 27% 53% 26
Croxteth Community Comprehensive School (SHUT) Liverpool 7% 33% 26
St Michael's Church of England High School Sefton 24% 50% 26
Wednesfield High School, A Specialist Engineering College Wolverhampton 22% 48% 26
Wilsthorpe Community School Derbyshire 33% 59% 26
Rutlish School Merton 34% 60% 26
St George RC School Westminster 33% 59% 26
Claydon High School Suffolk 41% 66% 25
The Charter School Southwark 41% 66% 25
Hull Trinity House School Kingston upon Hull, City of 64% 89% 25
Kings Grove School Cheshire East 24% 49% 25
The Wordsley School Dudley 21% 46% 25
Broadway School Birmingham 24% 49% 25
Ridgeway High School Wirral 27% 52% 25
Springhill High School (SHUT) Rochdale 10% 35% 25
Mayfield School Portsmouth 16% 41% 25
Blake Valley Technology College Staffordshire 16% 41% 25
The Cathedral School Wakefield 23% 48% 25
Cullompton Community College Devon 31% 55% 24
Hillcrest School A Specialist Maths and Computing College and Sixth Form Centre Birmingham 29% 53% 24
Whitefield School Barnet 26% 50% 24
Welling School Bexley 27% 51% 24
Harrytown Catholic High School Stockport 51% 75% 24
Tong High School Bradford 12% 36% 24
Costello Technology College Hampshire 40% 64% 24
The Bradbourne School (SHUT) Kent 35% 59% 24
Aston Manor School Birmingham 28% 52% 24
Laurence Jackson School Redcar and Cleveland 45% 68% 23
Humphry Davy School Cornwall 30% 53% 23
St Gregory RC High School Brent 44% 67% 23
Moorside High School Staffordshire 42% 65% 23
Ellowes Hall Sports College Dudley 43% 66% 23
The North School Kent 17% 40% 23
Lipson Community College Plymouth 16% 39% 23
Kirkby College Nottinghamshire 21% 44% 23
Highcrest Community School Buckinghamshire 22% 45% 23
Cheadle Hulme High School Stockport 55% 78% 23
St George's Church of England Foundation School Kent 18% 41% 23
Bemrose School Derby 14% 37% 23
Tor Bridge High Plymouth 20% 43% 23
The Bramcote Park Business and Enterprise School Nottinghamshire 25% 48% 23
Hungerhill School A Specialist Centre for Science, Mathematics and Computing Doncaster 47% 70% 23
Buckingham School Buckinghamshire 25% 48% 23
St Thomas More RC College Specialising in Mathematics and Computing Tameside 50% 73% 23
The Business Academy Bexley (AC) Bexley 19% 42% 23
Alperton Community School Brent 35% 58% 23
Vale of Ancholme Technology & Music College North Lincolnshire 46% 69% 23
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

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