Top 5 best and worst secondary schools in Bristol for pupil progression revealed

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The schools with the lowest progress scores are all within the south of the city

The top 5 best and worst secondary schools in Bristol for pupil progression have been revealed in a new report.  

Non-Stop Kids and Online Marketing Surgery have created their School Attainment Report, which helps rank secondary schools in Bristol based on their average progress 8 score.  

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This score is a way of measuring the progress that pupils make from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4.  

The school with the lowest progress 8 score is Merchants' Academy in Withywood, with their progress 8 score being -1.23 below the 0 average.

St Bede's Catholic College in Lawrence Weston has the highest progress 8 score in Bristol, with 0.57 above the average of 0. 

Merchants Academy in Withywood was found to be the worst secondary school in Bristol for pupil progressionMerchants Academy in Withywood was found to be the worst secondary school in Bristol for pupil progression
Merchants Academy in Withywood was found to be the worst secondary school in Bristol for pupil progression

Top 5 schools in Bristol with the lowest progress 8 score average

  • Merchants Academy, -1.23
  • Oasis Academy Brightstowe, -0.93
  • Bridge Learning Campus, -0.57 
  • Oasis Academy John Williams, -0.54
  • Bedminster Down School, -0.45 

Top 5 schools in Bristol with the highest progress 8 score average

  • St Bede's Catholic College, 0.57
  • Redland Green School, 0.48
  • Montpelier High School, 0.41
  • Bristol Cathedral Choir School, 0.41 
  • St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, 0.39 

Methodology

Using the GOV.UK data, Non-Stop Kids and Online Marketing Surgery looked at all Bristol’s schools to find their progress 8 score. From this, they saw if they’re below or above the 0-school average.

Also, the recent data around school attainment 8 scores was taken from the child profile publication from GOV.UK, which shows Bristol’s score for last year’s exams.

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