Richmond’s best secondary schools for pupil progression have been confirmed by the Government today (January 24).

The Department for Education has published the confirmed and final results which show schools’ overall performances at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2018.

Termed Progress 8, this score shows how much progress pupils at schools across Richmond have made between the end of Key Stages 2 and 4.

In October last year, the DfE released the provisional results but today they have revealed the final versions for 2018.

Progress 8 is based on results in up to eight qualifications – English, mathematics, three English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualifications, and three other subjects.

For example, these EBacc qualifications can be sciences, computer science, history, geography, and languages.

This is then boiled down into one score.

The DfE says a score above zero indicates students made more progress, on average, than others across the country with similar results at the end of Key Stage 2.

But scores below zero means they made less progress on average compared with other schools in the country.

A negative Progress 8 score doesn’t mean pupils made less progress themselves, or the school has failed, but it’s in line with others around England at the end of Key Stage 2.

Richmond’s score is “above average” at 0.14 with the rest of England (-0.02) according to the final 2018 results.

Below is a list of the schools in Richmond along with their final Progress 8 score and in brackets how the government describes the score.

Government-labelled “special schools” have been omitted from this list while no results have been released for independents.

  1. Waldegrave School: 0.76 (well above average)
  2. Orleans Park School: 0.54 (well above average)
  3. Grey Court School: 0.34 (above average)
  4. Christ’s Church of England Comprehensive Secondary School: 0.19 (average)
  5. Hampton High: 0.03 (average)
  6. Teddington School: 0 (average)
  7. St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School: -0.2 (average)
  8. Richmond Park Academy: -0.29 (below average)
  9. Twickenham School: -0.56 (well below average)