How did your school do? Rankings for secondary schools in the Midlands published

Students taking exams Credit: PA

The Government has today published new-style league tables for how secondary schools performed in last summer's GCSEs.

For the first time, schools have been judged by a measure called Progress 8, which broadly shows where students were at the end of Year 11 compared to where they were when they left primary school.

Progress 8 scores generally fall between 1 and -1. Schools whose students' progress is more than the national average will have a positive number, those who fall below the national figure will be negative. T

he new measure was brought in as many headteachers felt it was unfair to compare schools purely on the absolute numbers gaining 5 good GCSE passes.

Here in the Midlands, the top-performing schools in the west of our region were:

  • Moseley Park, Wolverhampton with a score of +0.53

  • St. Paul's School for Girls with +0.51

  • Queen Mary's Grammar School in Walsall with +0.5.

At the other end of the scale, Bloxwich Academy in Walsall fared worst with a score of -1.36.

In the east of the region, Leicester provided the best and worst performers. Rushey Mead School and Fullhurst Community College scored +0.48, while Winstanley Community College was rated -1.23.

It is this Progress 8 measure which the Government will now use to assess whether a school is failing.