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League tables published for Shropshire secondary schools

By Dominic Robertson | Education | Published:

The government has published its secondary school league tables, outlining how Shropshire's schools have performed over the last 12 months.

The tables, which are compiled by the Department of Education, score schools on a number of different criteria.

The government's headline measure is 'Progress 8' which looks at pupils' progress across eight GCSEs.

It measures how much progress they make 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.

It is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.

In the Telford & Wrekin area Newport Girls' High School Academy fared best , with a score of 0.57, while in the Shropshire Council area the Corbet School in Baschurch was top with a figure of 0.54.

The government statistics describe both schools as "well above average".

A 'Progress 8' 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.

In Telford, Thomas Telford with 0.49, Haberdashers' Adams with 0.48, and Hadley Learning Community Secondary Phase with 0.34, were all rated "above average" for the measure.

In the rest of Shropshire, Sir John Talbot's School in Whitchurch with 0.4, The Community College Bishops Castle with 0.39, and The Priory School in Shrewsbury with 0.35, were rated "above average" for 'Progress 8'.

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