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The 'most improved' secondary schools in England 2009

This page shows the 105 secondary schools in England that have had the biggest sustained improvement in their results over the previous four years.

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

The list was compiled by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

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.

ENGLAND'S MOST IMPROVED SECONDARY SCHOOLS
School, area '06 '07 '08 '09 +
Chafford Hundred Campus Business and Enterprise College, Thurrock 16% 52% 59% 62% 46
Perry Beeches School, Birmingham 20% 21% 51% 64% 44
Chesterton Community Sports College, Staffordshire 20% 37% 51% 62% 42
Fulham Cross Girls' School and Language College, Hammersmith and Fulham 33% 45% 48% 70% 37
Ernest Bevin College, Wandsworth 26% 37% 53% 61% 35
Lilian Baylis Technology School, Lambeth 11% 27% 30% 44% 33
Abbotsfield School, Hillingdon 21% 40% 42% 53% 32
Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate Girls School, Tower Hamlets 25% 35% 47% 56% 31
Haslingden High School, Lancashire 43% 60% 70% 74% 31
Harrow Way Community School, Hampshire 21% 32% 33% 51% 30
St Aloysius RC College, Islington 38% 46% 55% 68% 30
Jubilee High School, Surrey 14% 22% 35% 44% 30
The Mablethorpe Tennyson High School, Lincolnshire 11% 24% 29% 41% 30
St Ursula's Convent School, Greenwich 56% 58% 71% 86% 30
Ashton Community Science College, Lancashire 27% 45% 48% 56% 29
St James School, Devon 10% 17% 31% 39% 29
St Joseph's Catholic School, Wiltshire 22% 25% 39% 51% 29
Saint George Catholic Voluntary Aided College Southampton, Southampton 34% 39% 50% 63% 29
Heywood Community High School, Rochdale 25% 30% 39% 53% 28
Morley High School, Leeds 31% 43% 57% 59% 28
Selly Park Technology College for Girls, Birmingham 39% 40% 60% 66% 27
St John Plessington Catholic College, Wirral 27% 39% 47% 54% 27
Sunnydale Community College for Maths and Computing, Durham 12% 19% 28% 39% 27
The Priory School, Bromley 28% 39% 43% 55% 27
Wolgarston High School, Staffordshire 39% 46% 53% 66% 27
Berwick Community High School, Northumberland 33% 36% 53% 60% 27
Stockwell Park School, Lambeth 42% 43% 47% 68% 26
Bridge Learning Campus - Secondary, Bristol, City of 11% 17% 21% 36% 25
Greig City Academy, Haringey 15% 21% 30% 40% 25
Langdon Park Community School, Tower Hamlets 21% 32% 40% 46% 25
The Wye Valley School, Buckinghamshire 24% 34% 35% 49% 25
Wembley High Technology College, Brent 38% 45% 51% 63% 25
Sheldon Heath Community Arts College, Birmingham 16% 20% 28% 41% 25
Shipston High School - A Specialist Technology College, Warwickshire 23% 33% 42% 48% 25
Alperton Community School, Brent 32% 35% 48% 57% 25
John Smeaton Community College, Leeds 21% 28% 34% 45% 24
The Peele Community College, Lincolnshire 22% 27% 31% 46% 24
Woolston Community High School, Warrington 32% 35% 44% 56% 24
Great Sankey High School, Warrington 48% 54% 61% 72% 24
Kings Grove School, East Cheshire 11% 24% 30% 35% 24
Okehampton College, Devon 38% 48% 61% 62% 24
St George RC School, Westminster 27% 33% 50% 51% 24
Failsworth School, Oldham 23% 29% 42% 47% 24
St James's Church of England School and Sports College, Bolton 44% 59% 64% 67% 23
The Nottingham Bluecoat School and Technology College, Nottingham 42% 57% 61% 65% 23
Biddulph High School, Staffordshire 39% 46% 54% 62% 23
Birchwood High School, Hertfordshire 36% 49% 55% 59% 23
Guilsborough School, Northamptonshire 50% 59% 61% 73% 23
Holland Park School, Kensington and Chelsea 40% 52% 54% 63% 23
St Paul's Catholic High School, Manchester 17% 26% 37% 40% 23
Thomas More Catholic School, Croydon 23% 35% 40% 46% 23
Eston Park School, Redcar and Cleveland 34% 40% 45% 57% 23
Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire 59% 62% 77% 81% 22
Wentworth High School, Salford 23% 25% 35% 45% 22
Ash Green School and Arts College, Warwickshire 25% 29% 30% 47% 22
Aston Manor School, Birmingham 26% 28% 41% 48% 22
Carshalton Boys Sports College, Sutton 14% 20% 27% 36% 22
Charles Edward Brooke School, Lambeth 26% 27% 37% 48% 22
Churchill Community College, North Tyneside 25% 27% 31% 47% 22
Hounslow Manor School, Hounslow 20% 26% 30% 42% 22
Kingsdale Foundation School, Southwark 25% 27% 33% 47% 22
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, Hertfordshire 36% 51% 54% 58% 22
The Ellowes Hall Sports College, Dudley 39% 43% 52% 61% 22
Hamilton Community College, Leicester 19% 23% 31% 40% 21
Kidbrooke School, Greenwich 19% 26% 28% 40% 21
Rivington and Blackrod High School, Bolton 34% 37% 50% 55% 21
Shirebrook School, Derbyshire 18% 25% 29% 39% 21
Shoeburyness High School, Southend-on-Sea 25% 30% 40% 46% 21
Stanley Park High School, Sutton 18% 22% 26% 39% 21
Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College, Suffolk 15% 23% 32% 36% 21
Cockburn College of Arts, Leeds 17% 29% 31% 38% 21
Beechen Cliff School, Bath & North East Somerset 53% 61% 64% 74% 21
Bushey Meads School, Hertfordshire 48% 61% 66% 69% 21
Cartmel Priory CofE School, Cumbria 51% 52% 71% 72% 21
Challney High School for Girls, Luton 26% 37% 40% 47% 21
Crawshaw School, Leeds 38% 46% 49% 59% 21
Finchley Catholic High School, Barnet 61% 69% 74% 81% 20
Saddleworth School, Oldham 47% 51% 59% 67% 20
Christ's College, Guildford, Surrey 17% 25% 30% 37% 20
Handsworth Wood Girls' Visual and Performing Arts Specialist College and Sixth Form Centre, Birmingham 24% 36% 38% 44% 20
Hinde House 3-16 School, Sheffield 14% 19% 25% 34% 20
Methwold High School, Norfolk 34% 41% 45% 54% 20
Phoenix High School, Hammersmith and Fulham 26% 43% 44% 46% 20
Rose Bridge High School, Wigan 17% 30% 34% 37% 20
Tanfield School, Specialist College of Science and Engineering, Durham 43% 46% 47% 63% 20
The St Guthlac School, Lincolnshire 19% 26% 32% 39% 20
The Streetly School, Walsall 44% 50% 55% 64% 20
St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College, Salford 50% 56% 65% 70% 20
Stratford School, Newham 38% 42% 45% 58% 20
The Brooksbank School, Calderdale 37% 39% 50% 57% 20
The Priory School, Hertfordshire 28% 42% 46% 48% 20
Tollbar Business and Enterprise College, North East Lincolnshire 66% 76% 81% 86% 20
Woodhey High School, Bury 52% 59% 64% 72% 20
Twynham School, Dorset 48% 56% 65% 67% 19
Chasetown Specialist Sports College, Staffordshire 45% 47% 49% 64% 19
Salesian College, Wandsworth 26% 33% 37% 45% 19
The Manor School, Nottinghamshire 25% 36% 42% 44% 19
The Mary Webb School and Science College, Shropshire 42% 52% 57% 61% 19
The Wordsley School, Dudley 18% 21% 25% 37% 19
Wilsthorpe Business and Enterprise College, Derbyshire 20% 33% 37% 39% 19
Brixham Community College, Torbay 28% 32% 38% 47% 19
Castleford High School Technology and Sports College, Wakefield 38% 53% 56% 57% 19
Hockerill Anglo-European College, Hertfordshire 78% 85% 86% 97% 19
Holbrook High School, Suffolk 52% 60% 62% 71% 19
Nova Hreod, Swindon 28% 29% 35% 47% 19


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