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The 'most improved' schools
Mountfitchet's head, Jo Mullis
It all adds up for Mountfitchet's head, Jo Mullis
This page shows the secondary schools in England that have had the biggest sustained improvement in their results over the previous four years.

The columns show the proportion of students getting at least five good GCSEs or equivalent vocational qualifications each year, including English and maths GCSEs, and the overall increase.

The "top 100" list is compiled by the Department for Education and Skills.

The head of the school that came top, Jo Mullis, said half the trick was knowing which of the department's initiatives to "chuck in the bin".

The key to inclusion in the table is consistency - a school's results have to have improved each year. Other schools might have had a bigger rise across the four years, but with a dip along the way.

Click the name of a school for a page detailing its performance.

Click here for a fuller explanation of the figures.

School, area Type 03 04 05 06 +/-
Mountfitchet Mathematics and Computing College, Essex CY COMP M 19 23 29 53 34
The Hollins Technology College, Lancashire CY COMP M 21 39 51 53 32
Selby High School Specialist School, North Yorkshire CY COMP M 27 36 48 57 30
Stockwell Park High School, Lambeth CY COMP M 11 21 26 41 30
St Benet Biscop Catholic High School, Northumberland VA COMP M 27 52 52 55 28
Longcroft School and Performing Arts College, East Riding of Yorkshire CY COMP M 36 48 50 63 27
Eggar's School, Hampshire CY COMP M 44 63 68 70 26
Hockerill Anglo-European College, Hertfordshire FD COMP M 54 63 69 79 25
Sir Graham Balfour High School, Staffordshire CY COMP M 28 38 42 52 24
De La Salle School, Essex VA COMP M 6 26 27 30 24
Huxlow Science College, Northamptonshire CY COMP M 33 35 52 57 24
Pudsey Grangefield School, Leeds CY COMP M 27 33 42 50 23
Gumley House RC Convent School,FCJ, Hounslow VA COMP G 55 61 73 78 23
Sir John Lawes School, Hertfordshire CY COMP M 55 63 75 78 23
Park View School, Birmingham CY COMP M 18 26 26 41 23
The Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic School, Ealing VA COMP M 48 54 65 70 22
Eltham Hill Technology College for Girls, Greenwich CY COMP G 24 33 40 46 22
Emerson Park School, Havering CY COMP M 38 48 57 60 22
Bartley Green School, Birmingham CY COMP M 20 32 40 42 22
Tollbar Business and Enterprise College, North East Lincolnshire FD COMP M 46 57 58 67 21
Hodgson High School Technology College, Lancashire CY COMP M 48 57 61 69 21
Reigate School, Surrey CY COMP M 43 56 56 64 21
King Ecgbert School, Sheffield CY COMP M 45 55 58 66 21
The John Warner School, Hertfordshire FD COMP M 29 47 49 50 21
Coteland's School Ruskington, Lincolnshire CY MOD M 15 18 19 36 21
Christopher Whitehead Language College, Worcestershire CY COMP M 29 34 48 49 20
Burnside Business & Enterprise College, North Tyneside CY COMP M 33 35 39 53 20
Severn Vale School, Gloucestershire CY COMP M 28 35 44 48 20
Woodcote High School, Croydon CY COMP M 33 37 39 53 20
Oldfield School, Bath and North East Somerset FD COMP G 53 62 68 73 20
Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith and Fulham VA COMP G 65 76 83 85 20
Lostock Hall Community High School, Lancashire CY COMP M 37 38 50 57 20
King James's School, Kirklees CY COMP M 33 41 46 53 20
Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Birmingham VA COMP M 61 62 69 81 20
Broadoak Mathematics And Computing College, North Somerset CY COMP M 19 26 34 39 20
Onslow St Audrey's School, Hertfordshire CY COMP M 14 22 27 34 20
St Michael's RC School, Southwark VA COMP M 34 46 50 54 20
The Charles Read High School, Lincolnshire CY MOD M 13 21 32 33 20
Graham School Science College, North Yorkshire CY COMP M 36 38 48 55 19
The International School and Community College, Birmingham CY COMP M 1 10 13 20 19
Immanuel CofE Community College, Bradford VA COMP M 13 17 24 32 19
Shavington High School, Cheshire CY COMP M 39 41 43 58 19
St Clement Danes School, Hertfordshire VA COMP M 60 68 73 79 19
Deacon's School, Peterborough FD COMP M 51 55 61 70 19
Eston Park School, Redcar and Cleveland CY COMP M 15 34 34 34 19
The Compton School, Barnet CY COMP M 46 51 54 65 19
Greenacre School, Medway CY MOD B 14 25 26 33 19
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School, Lambeth VA COMP G 47 51 53 66 19
Outwood Grange College of Technology, Wakefield CY COMP M 41 54 54 59 18
Kingsbury High School, Brent FD COMP M 51 58 68 69 18
Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Luton VA COMP M 32 42 42 50 18
Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets CY COMP M 30 33 41 48 18
Southfields Community College, Wandsworth FD COMP M 11 18 22 29 18
South Wirral High School, Wirral CY MOD M 26 34 42 44 18
Carlton Bolling College, Bradford CY COMP M 10 10 25 28 18
Furze Platt Senior School, Windsor and Maidenhead CY COMP M 39 42 43 57 18
John F Kennedy Catholic School, Hertfordshire VA COMP M 53 62 63 71 18
All Saints Catholic School and Technology College, Barking and Dagenham VA COMP M 39 43 52 57 18
Sir Harry Smith Community College, Cambridgeshire CY COMP M 34 47 51 52 18
Farnham Heath End School, Surrey CY COMP M 38 44 46 56 18
Cheshunt School, Hertfordshire FD COMP M 19 28 29 37 18
Frodsham School,a Science and Technology College, Cheshire CY COMP M 25 30 35 43 18
Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre, Norfolk FD COMP M 33 40 46 51 18
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Cumbria FD SEL M 81 88 91 99 18
Campion School and Community College, Warwickshire CY COMP M 12 17 22 30 18
Slough and Eton CE Business and Enterprise College, Slough VC MOD M 15 23 29 33 18
Addey and Stanhope School, Lewisham VA COMP M 28 34 38 46 18
Moor Park Business & Enterprise School, Lancashire CY COMP M 15 26 29 33 18
London Nautical School, Lambeth FD COMP B 43 45 48 61 18
The Heartlands High School, Birmingham CY COMP M 11 13 22 29 18
The Priory LSST, Lincolnshire FD COMP M 66 80 81 83 17
The Heathland School, Hounslow CY COMP M 51 63 64 68 17
Denbigh School, Milton Keynes FD COMP M 42 42 53 59 17
Woodbridge High School, Redbridge CY COMP M 37 43 47 54 17
Notre Dame High School,Norwich, Norfolk VA COMP M 47 54 58 64 17
Acton High School, Ealing CY COMP M 20 24 35 37 17
George Dixon International School, Birmingham FD COMP M 16 24 27 33 17
Wyvern Community School, North Somerset CY COMP M 17 28 30 34 17
Sir John Cass Foundation, Tower Hamlets VA COMP M 23 27 28 40 17
Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Wirral FD SEL B 82 91 95 99 17
Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Warrington VA COMP M 40 44 47 57 17
St Peter's Catholic College Of Maths And Computing, Redcar and Cleveland VA COMP M 16 24 24 33 17
John Cleveland College, Leicestershire VC COMP M 38 41 50 54 16
Cecil Jones College, Southend-on-Sea FD COMP M 18 28 29 34 16
Beckfoot School, Bradford CY COMP M 29 29 32 45 16
Ponteland Community High School, Northumberland CY COMP M 50 54 64 66 16
Willenhall School Sports College, Walsall CY COMP M 15 15 30 31 16
Vandyke Upper School and Community College, Bedfordshire CY COMP M 29 36 40 45 16
Haydon School, Hillingdon FD COMP M 50 60 65 66 16
The Grange School, Buckinghamshire CY MOD M 17 21 27 33 16
Holland Park School, Kensington and Chelsea CY COMP M 24 25 33 40 16
Dartmouth High School, Sandwell CY COMP M 24 25 29 40 16
Gosford Hill School, Oxfordshire CY COMP M 30 42 43 46 16
George Salter High School, Sandwell CY COMP M 11 16 16 27 16
Alcester High School Technology College, Warwickshire CY MOD M 40 44 56 56 16
Ralph Allen School, Bath and North East Somerset CY COMP M 47 47 48 63 16
Presdales School, Hertfordshire CY COMP G 63 71 73 79 16
Meopham School, Kent FD MOD M 13 24 27 29 16
Vale of Ancholme Technology College, North Lincolnshire CY COMP M 30 45 46 46 16
Royston High School, Barnsley CY COMP M 23 28 31 39 16
Harris School, Warwickshire VA MOD M 14 27 28 30 16
Melbourn Village College, Cambridgeshire CY COMP M 43 52 57 59 16
St Joseph's Academy, Lewisham VA COMP B 5 11 18 21 16




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