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Schools in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area ranked on GCSE results




Figures released by the Department for Education have revealed the best performing secondary schools in our area for GCSE results last year.

St Benedict's Catholic School topped the tables with an overall progress 8 score of 0.28 - climbing to 'above average' on the scale compared to its 'average' score of 0.08 last year.

Progress 8 scores show 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.

New headteacher at St Benedict's Catholic School.St Benedict's Catholic School, Beeton's Way, Bury St Edmunds.New headteacher Mrs Imogen Senior Picture by Mark Westley. (28525430)
New headteacher at St Benedict's Catholic School.St Benedict's Catholic School, Beeton's Way, Bury St Edmunds.New headteacher Mrs Imogen Senior Picture by Mark Westley. (28525430)

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 scoring 'above average' were Bury St Edmunds' King Edward VI School and Thetford Academy, which had scores of 0.26 and 0.23 respectively. Thetford Academy climbed the table after receiving an 'average' score of -0.01 last year.

SET Ixworth School maintained its 'average' rating with a score of 0.24, while Mildenhall College Academy followed with a score of 0.14.

Thetford Academy has maintained their 'good' Ofsted rating...Pictured: Dan Carter, headteacher and pupils. ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... (28525570)
Thetford Academy has maintained their 'good' Ofsted rating...Pictured: Dan Carter, headteacher and pupils. ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... (28525570)

Sybil Andrews Academy was given an 'average' progress 8 score of 0.07.

Thurston Community College and County Upper School both fell from 'above average' to 'average' with scores of 0.04 and -0.08.

IES Breckland and Stowupland High School also received 'average' scores of 0 and -0.13 respectively.

Stowmarket High School scored 'below average' with -0.39.

Iceni Academy in Methwold remained at the bottom of the table with a 'below average' score of -0.45.


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