10 South Tyneside secondary schools ranked from best to worst
Just one local school achieved a positive Progress 8 score.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published its Progress 8 scores, used to assess the academic performance of schools and pupils who sat GCSE examinations in 2023, and we have collated the information to show which South Tyneside schools made the most progress with pupils.
Each school is given a statistically calculated positive or negative value which is used to assess the progress made by pupils of the same assessed starting point when they sat their Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in Year 6 and the results then achieved in their GCSEs in Year 11.
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It was introduced in 2016 as a fairer way to assess a school’s academic performance, rather than simply looking at raw grades and outcomes.
A score above zero represents that pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Year 6 while a score below means, on average, they made less.
Four schools have recorded no Progress 8 scores. These are Tyne Coast College, Keelman’s Way School, Epinay Business and Enterprise School and South Shields School. Because of a lack of scores they are not included in this list.