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Free Schools Top League Table at Key Stage 4

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Free schools have come joint top of the table for the new Progress 8 measure with an aggregate score of 0.10.

They have drawn level with Converter Academies, which were in first place last year, and outperformed all other types of school.

School Type

Average Progress 8 Score

Free schools

0.10

Converter academies

0.10

Local authority maintained mainstream schools

-0.05

Sponsored academies

-0.13

Studio Schools

-0.69

University Technical Colleges

-0.87

 

Two free schools were ranked in the top 10 nationally: Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School in Blackburn, which came third overall, and Dixons Trinity Academy in Bradford.

School Name

School Type

Progress 8 Score

Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

Academy

1.82

Wembley High Technology College

Academy

1.66

Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

Free School

1.57

Harris Academy Battersea

Academy

1.49

The Steiner Academy Hereford

Academy

1.37

Forest Gate Community School

Maintained School

1.27

Menorah High School for Girls

Maintained School

1.26

The Tiffin Girls' School

Academy

1.22

Dixons Trinity Academy

Free School

1.22

Brampton Manor AcademyAcademy1.21

Toby Young, Director New Schools Network, said: “Today’s results are a ringing endorsement of the free school policy. Some of the best results in the country are coming from free schools and there are three times as many in the most deprived parts of the country as the least deprived. Today’s Progress 8 data means that in every phase of education – primary, secondary and sixth form – free schools are outperforming all other types of school. It is not surprising the Prime Minister wants to see 100 new free schools open in every year of this Parliament. They are proving to be the most effective way of transforming children’s life chances in England’s most disadvantaged areas.”