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Provisional figures rank schools on GCSE results




Provisional figures released by the Department of Education have revealed the best performing secondary schools in the area for GCSE results for the 2018/2019 cohort.

St Benedict’s Catholic School, in Bury St Edmunds, has come out on top for this area with an above average progress 8 score of 0.29 compared to its average score of 0.08 last year.

Progress 8 shows how well pupils did between the end of Key Stage 2 and the end of Key Stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2.

St Benedict's Catholic School was the top school in our area with an above average progress 8 score. Picture by Mark Westley.
St Benedict's Catholic School was the top school in our area with an above average progress 8 score. Picture by Mark Westley.

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. A score below zero means pupils made less progress.

Also coming out on top was King Edward VI School, in Bury, with an above average progress score of 0.27.

Thetford Academy has moved up in the ranks moving from an average to above average progress score from last year of 0.22.

County Upper School, in Bury, dropped from an above average score of 0.39 to an average score of -0.07.

Thurston Community College had also dropped from an above average score of 0.17 to an average score of 0.05.

SET Ixworth remained average with a score of 0.24 this year.

Mildenhall College Academy also retained an average score of 0.14.

In the first year for Sybil Andrews Academy to be rated, it achieved an average score of 0.05.

IES Breckland, in Brandon, moved up in the ranks from its below average score last year to an average score of 0.01 this year.

Stowupland High School remained average with a -0.12 progress 8 score.

Meanwhile, Stowmarket High School dropped from an average score to a below average score of -0.43.

Iceni Academy in Methwold remained at the bottom of the
ranks with a below average score of -0.46.


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