Free Schools Top League Table at Key Stage 4

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Free schools have come top of the table for the new Progress 8 measure with an aggregate score of 0.15.

They outperformed all other types of school, with converter academies following behind with an aggregate score of 0.10

School Type

Average Progress 8 Score

Free schools

0.15

Converter academies

0.10

Local authority maintained mainstream schools

-0.06

Sponsored academies

-0.12

Studio Schools

-0.68

University Technical Colleges

-0.86

 

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

1.81

Wembley High Technology College

Academy

1.65

Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

Free School

1.55

Harris Academy Battersea

Academy

1.47

The Steiner Academy Hereford

Academy

1.37

Forest Gate Community School

Maintained School

1.3

Menorah High School for Girls

Maintained School

1.25

Dixons Trinity Academy

Free School

1.22

The Tiffin Girls' School

Academy

1.21

Upton Court Grammar School

Academy

1.19

 

An NSN spokesperson said: “These 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. This 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 that the Prime Minister wants more free schools in the most disadvantaged areas of the country. They are proving to be the most effective way of transforming children’s life chances and promoting social mobility across the country.”