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.
- You can find out how your child's school did by going to https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/