Secondary league tables 2012: Lowest GCSE results

This table lists the 200 state secondary schools in England with the lowest attainment at GCSE level.

The schools are ranked on the percentage of pupils attaining five A*-C passes in GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including maths and English GCSEs. The average number of points scored per pupil is then used as a tie break where schools have the same result.

Schools marked AC are academies, schools with fewer than 30 pupils are not included.

Pate's Grammar school, a high-achieving selective school in Cheltenham, scored 0% because pupils sat new English exams which the Department for Education does not recognise for the purpose of performance data.

Similarly, Rushden Community College in Northamptonshire, scoring 6%, had entered pupils for English exams not counted by the DfE.

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School name Local authority What does this mean? Average point score What does this mean? Pupils with five good GCSEs (%)
Pate's Grammar School (SEL) Gloucestershire 574.4 0%
The Rushden Community College Specialising in Mathematics and Computing Northamptonshire 451.1 6%
Barnfield Business and Enterprise Studio Academy Luton 453.1 13%
The Mablethorpe Tennyson High School Lincolnshire 409.1 19%
Swaffham Hamond's High School Norfolk 416.9 19%
Endeavour High School Kingston Upon Hull, City of 436.7 19%
Christ The King Catholic and Church of England (VA) Centre for Learning Knowsley 255.9 20%
Skerton Community High School Lancashire 320.7 20%
The Manor - A Foundation School Cambridgeshire 378.4 20%
The Marlowe Academy Kent 380.5 20%
Parklands High School Liverpool 278.5 22%
Sawyers Hall College Essex 371.0 22%
North Shore Academy Stockton-on-Tees 535.1 22%
Ipswich Academy Suffolk 299.9 23%
East Bridgwater Community School Somerset 523.5 23%
Swan Valley Community School Kent 355.6 24%
Ormiston Enterprise Academy Derbyshire 392.5 24%
Culverhay School Bath and North East Somerset 397.1 24%
Frank F Harrison Engineering College Walsall 439.9 24%
City of Leeds School Leeds 348.1 25%
Mark Hall Specialist Sport College Essex 375.1 25%
The Aylesbury Vale Academy Buckinghamshire 413.6 25%
Fleetwood High School Lancashire 534.2 25%
Priory Witham Academy Lincolnshire 549.7 25%
Mill Chase Community Technology College Hampshire 369.3 26%
The Oxford Academy Oxfordshire 374.0 26%
Sir John Talbot's Technology College Shropshire 421.8 26%
The James Hornsby High School Essex 698.0 26%
Manchester Creative and Media Academy for Boys Manchester 319.2 27%
Brymore School Somerset 373.9 27%
South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy Wolverhampton 407.6 27%
Cressex Community School Buckinghamshire 431.8 27%
St Aldhelm's Academy Poole 269.4 28%
Newmarket College Suffolk 377.3 28%
Havant Academy Hampshire 378.3 28%
Primrose High School Leeds 388.6 28%
Swallow Hill Community College Leeds 457.3 28%
Ernulf Academy Cambridgeshire 325.9 29%
Oakfields Community College Middlesbrough 354.2 29%
Futures Community College Southend-on-Sea 392.5 29%
Bishopsgarth School Stockton-on-Tees 429.6 29%
De Warenne Academy Doncaster 438.5 29%
The Astley Cooper School Hertfordshire 484.3 29%
Sydney Smith School Kingston Upon Hull, City of 514.6 29%
Sir John Hunt Community Sports College Plymouth 517.9 29%
Gloucester Academy Gloucestershire 371.0 30%
King Ethelbert School Academy Kent 399.1 30%
Woodlands Community College Southampton 419.0 30%
The Denes High School Suffolk 432.1 30%
Dover Christ Church Academy Kent 437.8 30%
Kearsley Academy Bolton 288.8 31%
Thomas Becket Catholic School Northamptonshire 339.6 31%
North Huddersfield Trust School Kirklees 359.7 31%
Wellfield Business & Enterprise College Lancashire 368.1 31%
The Robert Napier School Medway 406.6 31%
The Bulwell Academy Nottingham 409.3 31%
Sheffield Springs Academy Sheffield 417.7 31%
William Bradford Community College Leicestershire 427.8 31%
Richard Rose Morton Academy Cumbria 467.1 31%
Lostock College Trafford 472.0 31%
Raincliffe School North Yorkshire 479.5 31%
Hadden Park High School Nottingham 348.6 32%
Walney School Cumbria 368.0 32%
All Saints College Newcastle upon Tyne 376.9 32%
Sir Henry Cooper School Kingston Upon Hull, City of 409.0 32%
Kelmscott School Waltham Forest 446.7 32%
Priory City of Lincoln Academy Lincolnshire 486.9 32%
The Samworth Enterprise Academy Leicester 336.3 33%
The Crest Boys Academy Brent 345.1 33%
Oasis Academy Oldham Oldham 354.6 33%
John Madejski Academy Reading 361.7 33%
Nightingale Academy Enfield 362.8 33%
Wexham School Slough 381.6 33%
City of London Academy - Islington Islington 394.3 33%
Kettering Science Academy Northamptonshire 395.2 33%
Sudbury Upper School and Arts College Suffolk 401.0 33%
William Parker Sports College East Sussex 401.2 33%
Earlsheaton Technology College Kirklees 412.9 33%
South Leeds Academy Leeds 422.8 33%
Wodensborough Community Technology College Sandwell 430.7 33%
Broad Oak Sports College Bury 433.2 33%
Brumby Engineering College North Lincolnshire 473.1 33%
Carr Manor Community School, Specialist Sports College Leeds 479.5 33%
The Albion High School Salford 485.3 33%
Thomas Hepburn Community Comprehensive School Gateshead 494.3 33%
The John Loughborough School Haringey 316.0 34%
Everest Community Academy Hampshire 330.4 34%
St John Fisher Catholic High School Peterborough 346.3 34%
Grace Academy Darlaston Walsall 364.9 34%
Djanogly City Academy Nottingham 399.7 34%
Featherstone Technology College: With Physical Disability Resource Wakefield 400.6 34%
Thistley Hough High School Stoke-on-Trent 406.4 34%
Coleridge Community College Cambridgeshire 420.5 34%
Haywood Engineering College Stoke-on-Trent 435.4 34%
Eston Park School Redcar and Cleveland 437.3 34%
John Whitgift Academy North East Lincolnshire 437.5 34%
Bristol Metropolitan Academy Bristol, City of 437.6 34%
John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College Lincolnshire 454.0 34%
Walmer Science College Kent 480.5 34%
The North School Kent 516.3 34%
Ifield Community College West Sussex 539.6 34%
All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham Gloucestershire 545.7 34%
Mildenhall College of Technology Suffolk 572.9 34%
Furness Academy Cumbria 346.1 35%
Newman Catholic College Brent 352.8 35%
Alec Hunter Humanities College Essex 365.9 35%
Nottingham University Samworth Academy Nottingham 379.3 35%
Palatine Community Sports College Blackpool 384.8 35%
Kirkby Sports College Centre for Learning Knowsley 390.4 35%
The Oldershaw School and Business and Enterprise College Wirral 396.8 35%
University Academy of Birkenhead Wirral 397.3 35%
Carlton Community College Barnsley 398.0 35%
Ilfracombe Arts College Devon 401.8 35%
Alderman Blaxill School Essex 402.8 35%
Whitworth Community High School Lancashire 410.5 35%
Goole High School East Riding of Yorkshire 422.6 35%
Hextable School Kent 422.6 35%
David Lister School Kingston Upon Hull, City of 425.1 35%
Westwood Girls' College for Languages and Arts Croydon 434.0 35%
Stanley Park High School Sutton 434.3 35%
King's Lynn Academy Norfolk 454.4 35%
Bispham High School - An Arts College Blackpool 465.8 35%
The Malling School Kent 469.3 35%
The Bishop David Brown School Surrey 479.2 35%
St Aidan's Church of England Academy Darlington 524.2 35%
Aylestone Business and Enterprise College Herefordshire, County of 538.1 35%
Shelfield Community Academy Walsall 546.0 35%
Ormiston Park Academy Thurrock 570.1 35%
Unity College Blackpool Blackpool 368.2 36%
The Queen Elizabeth's (1561) Endowed School Nottinghamshire 373.0 36%
Shorefields School Liverpool 383.7 36%
Harris School Warwickshire 390.2 36%
Parkside Community School Derbyshire 390.8 36%
Stowmarket High School Suffolk 391.0 36%
Kingsdale Foundation School Southwark 399.9 36%
Carisbrooke College Isle of Wight 406.9 36%
The Bourne Academy Bournemouth 409.9 36%
Farnborough School Technology College Nottingham 411.4 36%
The Grays School Media Arts College Thurrock 418.8 36%
Huyton Arts & Sports Centre for Learning (Community) Knowsley 427.7 36%
Ellis Guilford School and Sports College Nottingham 434.6 36%
Hertswood School Hertfordshire 437.4 36%
Sir William Stanier Community School Cheshire East 445.0 36%
The Dormston School Dudley 448.6 36%
Dartmouth Academy Devon 453.5 36%
Clacton Coastal Academy Essex 467.4 36%
Red House Academy Sunderland 472.7 36%
Battersea Park School Wandsworth 489.5 36%
Thomas Deacon Academy Peterborough 511.0 36%
Brislington Enterprise College Bristol, City of 346.7 37%
Manchester Enterprise Academy Manchester 370.2 37%
Harborne Academy Birmingham 374.2 37%
Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College Bradford 375.4 37%
City of Portsmouth Girls' School Portsmouth 379.5 37%
Medina College Isle of Wight 386.4 37%
Merrill College Derby 387.4 37%
Chaucer Business and Enterprise College Sheffield 402.9 37%
St Anselm's Catholic School Kent 413.5 37%
The Isle of Sheppey Academy Kent 420.0 37%
Excelsior Academy Newcastle upon Tyne 420.6 37%
St Edmund's Catholic School Kent 429.0 37%
Shafton Advanced Learning Centre Barnsley 438.4 37%
Melior Community College for Business, Enterprise and the Arts North Lincolnshire 438.7 37%
Heywood Community School Gloucestershire 443.8 37%
Bedford Academy Bedford 449.3 37%
The North Durham Academy County Durham 453.3 37%
Kirkby College Nottinghamshire 453.4 37%
The Dearne Advanced Learning Centre Barnsley 464.6 37%
Richard Rose Central Academy Cumbria 473.5 37%
Chaucer Technology School Kent 475.6 37%
Trent Valley Academy Lincolnshire 539.5 37%
Castle Vale Performing Arts College Birmingham 544.5 37%
Dyke House Sports and Technology College Hartlepool 545.7 37%
Prendergast - Ladywell Fields College Lewisham 345.6 38%
The Thetford Academy Norfolk 360.1 38%
The Mandeville School Specialist Sports College Buckinghamshire 382.3 38%
Rush Croft Sports College Waltham Forest 394.2 38%
Swindon Academy Swindon 395.0 38%
Willenhall School Sports College Walsall 397.2 38%
The Phoenix School Telford and Wrekin 408.8 38%
Harrow High School and Sports College Harrow 416.4 38%
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Brighton and Hove 417.2 38%
Walker Technology College Newcastle upon Tyne 424.5 38%
Manchester Creative and Media Academy for Girls Manchester 434.5 38%
Alexandra High School and Sixth Form Centre Sandwell 435.6 38%
The Milton Keynes Academy Milton Keynes 436.5 38%
Tideway School East Sussex 436.9 38%
Sir John Thursby Community College Lancashire 437.5 38%
The Charles Read Academy Lincolnshire 440.3 38%
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College Birmingham 448.0 38%
Orchard School Bristol, City of 453.1 38%
The Ormiston Ilkeston Academy Derbyshire 456.4 38%
Middlecott School Lincolnshire 459.3 38%
Droylsden Academy Tameside 470.3 38%
University Academy Holbeach Lincolnshire 471.1 38%
King Richard School Portsmouth 486.4 38%
The Kingswood School Northamptonshire 490.3 38%
Torquay Community College Torbay 492.2 38%
Corby Business Academy Northamptonshire 502.8 38%
St Dunstan's Community School Somerset 517.4 38%
What do the table headers mean?
Average point score
The average number of points netted per pupil at the institution taking GCSE or equivalent qualifications.
Pupils with five good GCSEs
The percentage of pupils getting grades A*-C in five GCSE - or equivalent qualifications - including maths and English

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