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School League Tables

The Government School League Tables for Secondary Schools have been published and show the excellent achievements and progress that Sandy Upper School has made in the last year. The school has a Progress 8 score of +0.51 which is significantly above national average and places the school in the top 10% of all schools nationally. Based on the figures published on the website the school is actually in the top 3% of all secondary school nationally. No other school in Central Bedfordshire has made the top 30% of schools on this measure. We are particularly pleased with this result as the Progress 8 score takes into account all the students in the cohort and is a reflection of how well all students have achieved in their time with us. A Progress 8 score of +0.51 indicates that the students have performed half a grade above other similar students nationally in all their courses, an alternative way to look at this is that they are 1 grade above students nationally in half of their subjects. When comparing ourselves to similar schools we top the ranking of schools and are the most successful school with similar students.

In the other major measures we remain the most successful school in Central Bedfordshire with a higher percentage of students gaining EBACC (English, Mathematics, 2 Sciences, Geography or History and French or Spanish) than any other school. The percentage of students achieving A*-C in English & Mathematics at 83% is the joint highest but we are the only school where all students achieving English and Mathematics left with at least 5 GCSEs at grades C or better.

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