The full list of the best and worst Coventry secondary schools

Data reveals the best and worst Coventry schools for pupil progression
Data reveals the best and worst Coventry schools for pupil progression -Credit:Pixabay


Coventry's best schools for progression have been revealed in a new study. The School Attainment Report, created by Online Marketing Surgery and Non-Stop Kids, ranks secondary schools in Coventry based on their average Progress 8 score.

This score measures the progress that pupils make from the end of Key Stage 2 to the end of Key Stage 4. Key Stage 2 is known as Years 3 to 6, while Key Stage 4 is known as Years 10 and Year 11.

Progress 8 is calculated by taking a pupil's best-scoring subjects at GCSE alongside Maths, English, and the sciences and working out their attainment on average compared to their peers in primary school. The School Attainment Report doesn't include special education schools.

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The report is compiled from GOV.UK data from 2023's GCSE results, with Progress 8 scores indicating the amount of help each secondary school gave pupils to improve their overall grades. The average is set at zero, with scores above zero indicating a higher than average progress made. When a score is below zero, it shows that less progress has been made than what is expected.

In Coventry, Eden Girls School topped the list with the highest progress score of 1.49, then Barrs Hill with 0.80, Cardinal Newman at 0.51, Blue Coat Church of England and Music College at 0.41, and Bishop Ullathorne at 0.37.

On the other hand, Meadow Park School had the lowest progress score of -0.93, followed by WMG Academy for Young Engineers at -0.67, Lyng Hall School at -0.63, West Coventry Academy at -0.44 and Finham Park 2 at -0.41.

Below is a full table of the top 10 scores for the highest and lowest Progress 8 scores in Coventry:

  • Eden Girls School - 1.49 with a count of 116 KS4 students

  • Barrs Hill School and Community College - 0.80 with a count of 127 students

  • Cardinal Newman Catholic School - 0.51 with a count of 224 students

  • Blue Coat Church of England and Music College - 0.41 with a count of 263 students

  • Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School - 0.31 with a count of 137 students

Lowest progress scores:

  • Meadow Park School: -0.93 with a count of 147 students

  • WMG Academy for Young Girls: -0.67 with a count of 131 students

  • Lyng Hall School: -0.63 with a count of 141 students

  • West Coventry Academy: -0.44 with a count of 185 students

  • Finham Park 2: -0.41 with a count of 117 students

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